West Ham Termination: Fredrik Ljungberg Out of Upton Park

Brad SimkuletSenior Analyst IAugust 6, 2008

After only one season and 25 starts with the Hammers, Fredrik Ljungberg has been released by the London Club.

One year ago, Ljungberg made a surprise £3 million move from Arsenal to West Ham, citing the need for a new challenge and West Ham's burgeoning ambition as motivators for the move. 

Ljungberg never really made an impact on the West Ham side despite his successful nine year stint with Arsenal, which included one undefeated season, two League titles, and three FA Cups.

He is said to be weighing his options, and while he hasn't ruled out retirement, he is apparently considering interest from both Asia and the MLS.

"I gave my all at West Ham and enjoyed my time there," said Ljungberg on West Ham's official website, "But the decision is the best for the both of us. Now I will take my time to consider my football future."

The termination of Ljungberg's contract is said to be "mutually acceptable to both parties."