Hull wave goodbye to Geovanni

Brazilian striker Geovanni has left Hull City after his contract was terminated by mutual consent, the English second-tier club have announced.

Hull were relegated from the Premier League at the end of last season and are consequently having to remove the biggest wage-earners from the playing staff at the KC Stadium.

Geovanni joined Hull on a free transfer from Manchester City before the start of the 2008/09 season and made 65 appearances, scoring 13 goals. He still had a year remaining on his contract.

He is assured of a place in Hull history having scored the club's first top-flight goal in the opening day 2-1 win over Fulham in August 2008.

Geovanni was also on the scoresheet in a 2-1 win at Arsenal and fired the winner against Tottenham during the same season.

Greek clubs AEK Athens and Panathinaikos have both been linked with a move for the 30-year-old.