Blackburn Rovers Part Company With Nuno Gomes

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Former Benfica striker Nuno Gomes has had his contract cancelled with Blackburn Rovers, Sky Sports reports.

The former Portuguese international arrived last summer on a two-year deal, but has ended his association with the Championship side early by mutual consent.

The 36-year-old bagged four goals in 20 appearances last term in what was a season of heavy upheaval for the club, but despite all of their troubles he was thankful for the short time he spent there.

“Playing for this historic club has been an absolute pleasure. Despite only being here for a year, I have enjoyed my time here immensely,” he said.

“I want to say a big thank you to Gary Bowyer, the staff, the players and, most importantly, the fans for making me feel so welcome.

“I will look out for Blackburn’s results and I hope they can achieve their goal of getting back into the Premier League.”

Rovers boss Mark Bowen retuned the sentiment by hailing the influence he had around the squad last season.

“Nuno is a model professional, who has been a fantastic influence on the younger players at the club and has been a pleasure to work with.

“I fully understand that at this stage in his career he wants to play regular football, but unfortunately I can’t give him those guarantees.”

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