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Turkish footballer Topal leaves Fenerbahçe

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Turkish International footballer Mehmet Topal has left Fenerbahçe on Wednesday at the age of 33.

Mehmet Topal terminated his contract with Fenerbahçe with mutual agreement, the club announced in a statement.

The midfielder -- whose contract with Fenerbahçe was until June 2020 -- is currently without club.

Topal joined Fenerbahçe in July 2012 after a two-year spell with Valencia.

In a statement shared with social media, Topal reflected on his career and gratitude to Fenerbahçe club and its fans.

"I will always cherish the striped uniform that I sweated for seven years, which I won championships, titles with," he said.

He scored 3 goals in 36 matches last season for Fenerbahçe, accumulating a total of 24 goals in 298 matches throughout the seven years with the club.

Before Fenerbahçe, he also played in La Liga for Valencia and Turkey's Galatasaray in his career.

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