Charisteas quits Arles
Greek striker Angelos Charisteas will leave Arles-Avignon by mutual consent, having failed to relaunch his career with the French first division strugglers.
30-year-old Charisteas joined Arles from Bundesliga side Nuremberg in the hope of reigniting his career after two frustrating years. However promoted Arles have been the league's whipping boys this season, winning only one match in 14 starts, and the Greek striker failed to make an impact.
Charisteas and the club reached agreement to bring his contract, due to expire at the end of the season, to an end with immediate effect. Fellow Greek Angelo Basinas quit the club in similar circumstances on 22 October.