Swansea and their one-time 22-goal striker Michu have parted company by mutual consent.
The Spaniard joined the Swans for just £2m in 2012 and scored twice on his Premier League debut against QPR; he eventually ended the season with 18 goals in the top flight. His form earned him a solitary cap for Spain.
His goalscoring exploits earned him a new contract in January 2013 but an ankle injury limited both his appearances and his impact the following season.
A loan spell at Napoli followed but he barely played before returning to Swansea, before finally being released after agreeing terms on the final year of his contract.
Michu has been training recently with Union Langreo, who play in Spain’s fourth tier and are run by his brother Hernan Perez.
Swansea said in a statement: ‘Swansea City have parted company with Spanish forward Michu by mutual consent.
‘Both parties have reached a financial agreement over the remainder of the 29-year-old’s contract, which ran until the end of this season.
‘The agreement will allow Michu to become a free agent and assist him to find a new club straight away in order to kick-start his playing career again in January.
‘Everyone at Swansea City would like to thank Michu for his service to the club, and wish him well in the future.’