Mario Mandzukic: Former Manchester United target leaves Al-Duhail | Football News

Last Updated: 06/07/20 10:09am

Mario Mandzukic has announced he’s leaving Al-Duhail

Mario Mandzukic has terminated his contract at Qatari-side Al-Duhail after just six months with the club, the player has confirmed on Instagram.

The 34-year-old moved to Qatar last December after struggling to produce an impression under Maurizio Sarri at Juventus.

But the Croatian, who scored the winner against England in the 2018 World Cup semi-finals, is currently a free agent.

“I appreciate the trust and hospitality that I have received in Qatar and I wish the best to the club and the team in the future,” Mandzukic said in a brief statement.

In total, the striker played five times for Al-Duhail, but only scored once in the Asian Champions League against Persepolis.

Mandzukic was allowed to leave Juventus as he was not in Maurizio Sarri's plans

Mandzukic was allowed to leave Juventus as he had not been in Maurizio Sarri’s plans

Mandzukic, who only featured once for Juventus under Sarri before his transfer to Qatar, has previously been related to a proceed to Manchester United.

However, a move for Mandzukic didn’t materialise, despite being the topic of late interest from United on Transfer Deadline Day in summer time of 2019.

But he has a lot of pedigree from his amount of time in Turin having won Serie A four times and three Coppa Italia titles under Sarri’s predecessor Massimiliano Allegri and is likely to attract interest.

The forward could yet go back to Italy with AC Milan and Benevento linked, while Turkish clubs Galatasaray and Fenerbahce will also be believed to be potential destinations.

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