After spending the majority of six months on the bench at Stuttgart, Mauro Camoranesi has been given permission to leave Swabia. The official Stuttgart website announced today that the player and club had dissolved their contract by mutual consent.
"I've known Mauro to be a decent and honest guy who has always behaved with VfB as very professional and as a champion. The calls for contract resolution were marked by mutual respect," sporting director Jochen Schneider said according to the club's official website. "We have separated for the good of one another."
The 34-year-old Camoranesi joined Stuttgart in the summer after an eight-year stint with Juventus, but was unable to make an impression at the struggling German club. He made just seven appearances, four of which were as a substitute.
"This is football, there are always uncertainties that are not previously foreseen. Unfortunately, it did not fit together sportingly," Camoranesi added. "But in the club, with the people here and in the city of Stuttgart, I felt good from the start, even if things did not go as planned from a sporting point of view."
"I wish the best of luck to VfB and will continue to stay in contact with the friends I've made here."
Camoranesi will now seek employment elsewhere. He has recently been linked with moves to Tottenham and Newcastle, and could make a switch in the next few days.