Italy striker Christian Vieri is on the look out for a new club after his contract was surprisingly cancelled by Inter.
Inter said on their official website: “Inter and Christian Vieri have decided to rescind the player’s contract by mutual consent with the club, due to expire on June 30 2006.”
“Negotiations between the player and the club progressed smoothly, and the documents related to the issue were registered at the Lega Calcio (Football League) offices this morning,” said Inter’s statement.
“FC Internazionale thanks Christian Vieri for his contribution to the history of the club over the past six years.
“Christian Vieri thanks Inter and its fans for the professional respect and affection which characterised the relationship,” the statement said.
Vieri joined Inter from Lazio in 1999 for a then world record fee of $50 million having played for Spanish club Atletico Madrid and Juventus.
Vieri, who will be 32 this month, is keen to play regular first-team football before next year’s World Cup finals in Germany.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, English club Tottenham Hotspur was the most likely destination for the burly forward, adding that he is keen to play in the Premier League.