Football: Djibril Cisse, 31, leaves English Championship side Queens Park Rangers

LONDON (AFP) - English Championship football side Queens Park Rangers on Friday said that French striker Djibril Cisse had left the club "by mutual consent".

The 31-year-old joined the West London club from Italian side Lazio in January 2012, when QPR were still in the top-flight English Premier League.

He made 29 appearances in all competitions and scored 10 goals but spent the second half of last season on loan at Al-Gharafa, in Qatar.

"The club would like to thank Djibril for his contribution and wish him all the best for the future," a statement said on

QPR manager Harry Redknapp is looking to reduce the club's wage bill after the club were relegated and has already off-loaded striker Jay Bothroyd.

Former Liverpool forward Cisse had a year left on his contract and had been linked to a move to French Ligue One side Montpellier.

But Louis Nicollin, chairman of the 2011-2012 French champions, said this week he would not sign "a guy who plays DJ in bars" - a reference to reports that Cisse had acted as a disc jockey in the city last week.

Cisse responded on his Twitter account on Thursday night, saying: "What a shame it's not to be with Montpellier, a lovely club, a beautiful city with an idiot chairman who criticises everyone.

"It can't be easy to have such an idiot as a chairman every day."

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