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Ben Halloran departs J-League side V-Varen Nagasaki

05:37 GMT+3 04/07/2018
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The fringe Socceroo is on the move after a short stint in Japan

Japanese club V-Varen Nagasaki have confirmed the mutual termination of Australian midfielder Ben Halloran's contract.

The 26-year-old only moved to Japan in January making five appearances for the J-League side after sealing a switch from German club Heidenheim.

Nagasaki state the split is due to family circumstances with the six-time Socceroo now a free agent.

Breaking through as a teenager with Gold Coast United, Halloran also spent time in the A-League with Brisbane Roar before earning a move to Fortuna Düsseldorf in 2013.

Halloran now looms as a potentially handy pick up for interested A-League sides and worked under current Central Coast Mariners coach Mike Mulvey during his time in Brisbane. 

Mulvey has been busy since arrive on the Central Coast having already brought in former Roar striker Corey Gameiro and one-time Premier League defender Kalifa Cisse.