Veteran Portuguese striker Gomes leaves Blackburn

Championship Blackburn Rovers have parted ways with Portuguese veteran Nuno Gomes by mutual consent.

"Nuno is a model professional, who has been a fantastic influence on the younger players at the club and has been a pleasure to work with," boss Gary Bowyer told the club's official website.

"I fully understand that at this stage in his career he wants to play regular football, but unfortunately I can't give him those guarantees.

"I spoke to Nuno about the situation and we have agreed to terminate his contract so that he is free to source other options in order to prolong what has been a long and distinguished playing career. I thank him for his dedicated services and wish him all the best in the future."

The 36 year old said: "Playing for this historic club has been an absolute pleasure. Despite only being here for a year, I have enjoyed my time here immensely.

"I want to say a big thank you to Gary, the staff, the players and, most importantly, the fans for making me feel so welcome. I will look out for Blackburn's results and I hope they can achieve their goal of getting back into the Premier League."

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