Iraq midfielder Nashat Akram and Dutch champions FC Twente have parted company by mutual consent after only a season with the club, the club announced on Friday.
The player had signed a three year contract last summer just before the 2009 Confederations Cup, however the club and the player have decided to cancel his contract after only one season.
Chairman Joop Munsterman told the club’s website: “We admire the way Nashat has manifested himself last season, but due to a nasty injury, sustained during training camp in La Manga, he has not been able to achieve his sports goals. ”
Nashat sustained the hamstring injury only 25 minutes into a friendly with Belgium club Anderlecht that put him out for eight weeks and missed crucial matches in the final months of the season.
Former FC Twente coach Steve McClaren, who left the club to join Bundesliga club Wolfsburg after leading them to their first Eredivisie league title had signed Nashat Akram after monitoring him for two years.