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McCarthy released by West Ham

April 13, 2011

South Africa striker Benni McCarthy has left West Ham after having his contract terminated by mutual consent.

Benni McCarthy
GettyImagesBenni McCarthy: Released by mutual consent

The 33-year-old struggled to make an impact at Upton Park, failing to score in his 14 appearances after joining from Blackburn at the end of last winter's transfer window.

A statement on the club website read: "West Ham United have mutually agreed with Benni McCarthy to part company with immediate effect.

"The club would like to wish Benni the best for the future.''

McCarthy was left out of the Hammers' 25-man Premier League squad for the second half of this season following the transfer-window signings of Robbie Keane and Demba Ba.