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Quaresma released by Besiktas

Besiktas winger Ricardo Quaresma has been released six months before his deal was due to expire, after the Turkish club chose to buy him out of his contract.

Ricardo Quaresma has struggled in Turkey
Ricardo Quaresma was highly rated at the start of his career

Quaresma, 29, failed to settle in Turkey following his move from Inter Milan in 2010 and has often spoken of his desire to leave.

Indeed the Portugal international, who has played for the likes of Barcelona, Chelsea and FC Porto during an inconsistent career, was let go after Besiktas announced on their website that following amicable talks they paid up the remainder of his three-year deal - a sum of €1.48 million.

Liverpool have immediately been linked with a move for him as he is now available on a free transfer.

Information from the Press Association was used in this report.


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