Ukraine forward Roman Zozulya leaves Real Betis after deal terminated
Real Betis have terminated the contract of Ukraine international forward Roman Zozulya.
Zozulya made just six league appearances since joining Betis from Dnipro last summer and had two years left on his contract with the Seville-based outfit.
Betis announced the 27-year-old's departure in a statement, which read: "Roman Zozulya is no longer tied to Real Betis. The club wants the player for his services and wishes him luck in professional future."
Zozulya made headlines earlier this year when he was loaned to Rayo Vallecano during the winter transfer window only to return to Betis one day after the move was announced following Rayo fans' protests against his signing.
The Rayo supporters falsely accused the 27-year-old of having links to radical groups back home, which the player strongly denied.
He returned to Seville with Rayo's permission before the two clubs reached an agreement weeks later to terminate the player's loan spell.
Zozulya trained with the team but was unable to play for Betis again this year as rules state that players cannot register for more than two teams in one campaign.
Adriana Garcia is a Valencia-based football writer who covers La Liga for ESPN FC.