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The former Valencia winger looks set to bring his career to an abrupt end...

Former Valencia midfielder Miguel Angel Angulo has reached an agreement with Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon to be released from his contract with immediate effect.

The 32-year-old signed for Sporting in the summer on a one-year deal but has barely featured this season and has gone as far as to state that he is ready to retire from professional football. Angulo spent just 97 days in total at the club.

In a statement issued to the club’s official website, it's been stated that the club wishes Angulo personal and professional success in the future and that both parties had agreed to part company.

Angulo gave a bizarre press conference upon leaving Valencia on the last day of the summer transfer window, stating that he had never expected to the leave the club, and that ‘his heart still beats for the Valencianismo I keep inside’.

The versatile player had spent 14 years with Los Che prior to his switch, but had featured little in the two previous seasons after initially falling out of favour with Dutch coach Ronald Koeman.

Now Angulo, who has collected 11 caps with Spain, looks to have surprisingly wrapped up his career.

Paul Macdonald, Goal.com

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