In news that will surprise absolutely no-one, Marouane Chamakh’s flailing career has taken another turn for the worse.
The former Arsenal striker managed a grand total of eight goals in three years at the Emirates and didn’t fare much better at his other two Premier League clubs, West Ham and Crystal Palace.
The only time he has really done anything noteworthy in recent years was when pictures of his bald head went viral – no longer even famous for his unique hairstyle, the Moroccan was struggling to maintain the attention of the football world.
And the 32-year-old’s demise has now been confirmed by Neil Warnock, who told reporters he has released both Chamakh and fellow has-been Kieran Richardson, formerly of Manchester United and West Brom.
Richardson famously scored the goals that kept the Baggies in the top flight, but he has now joined Chamakh in being mercilessly shipped out of Cardiff City.
Both players were free agents and joined the Bluebirds in the same week as Warnock, but the manager has quickly moved them on. Chamakh made two appearances, both from the bench, while Richardson featured only six times.
“They have left this week,” Warnock explained, quoted by BBC Sport.
“They have been good professionals, but we need to manipulate this squad and those two are easy as their contracts are up. They will both find clubs.”