Former Porto and Atlético Madrid star Jackson Martínez has been released by Guangzhou Evergrande after the Chinese Super League club omitted him from a 31-man squad for the new season.
Signed from Atlético Madrid two years ago for 42m
Martínez joined Guangzhou for 42 million euros - briefly a league record - in February 2016, having only moved to Atleti from Porto as one of European football's most sought-after strikers in June 2015.
Martínez has hit just four goals in injury-hit spell in China
But the 31-year-old Colombia international has been plagued by injuries, making a mere 16 appearances across all competitions, scoring four goals.
Guangzhou only signed one foreign player during the recent transfer window, with Serbian midfielder Nemanja Gudelj arriving as a replacement for Paulinho, who has successfully adapted to life with Barcelona.
Ricardo Goulart, Alan and Kim Young-gwon were named as the other men to fill Guangzhou's overseas quota.