German Bundesliga side FC Augsburg have officially terminated the contract of Ghana defender Daniel Opare despite having six months left.
The 27-year-old was reported to have tried to force his way out of the club and even held talks with some Premier League clubs including Leicester City in the just-concluded January transfer window, but the deal fell through in the eleventh hour.
And Augsburg have told him to leave freely, although his contract was expected to expire in August, after joining them from Porto in a three-year deal in 2015.
“Right-back Daniel Opare will not be in the squad of FC Augsburg for the match against Eintracht Frankfurt, which takes place on Sunday, February 4, at the WWK ARENA,” a club statement read.
“FC Augsburg stands for values such as down-to-earthness, teamwork, reliability and honesty. Most recently, Daniel Opare has repeatedly violated these values.
“For this reason, the FCA have withdrawn its offer of a contract extension of expiring at the end of the season contract. In addition, the FCA have informed the 27-year-old in a personal conversation that he can look for a new club at short notice,” the statement added.
Sporting director of Augsburg, Stefan Reuter, revealed that Opare has been lying to them on countless times as he meets agents and officials of other clubs.
“Daniel Opare has repeatedly lied to us despite the confrontation with facts,” he told Reuters.
“Furthermore, he has repeatedly violated the code of conduct within the team and he has to leave, ” he added.