Lazio have officially terminated the contract of midfielder Mourad Meghni by mutual consent.
The 25-year-old had been at the Stadio Olimpico since 2007 and notched up 48 appearances in four seasons.
Meghni had arrived in Serie A for Bologna with the nickname ‘Petit Zizou' for his apparent similarity to Zinedine Zidane.
He never quite delivered and had a recurring knee ligament problem that required surgery.
The news of the contract termination was confirmed on the official Lazio website this evening.
It is reported that Meghni has a deal in place to join Umm Salal in Qatar.
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