Morgan leaves Irons

PARIS: Midfielder Morgan Amalfitano has left West Ham United by mutual consent, the Premier League club said on their website.

The Frenchman, who fell out with manager Slaven Bilicduring pre-season, left the Hammers after 13 months at Upton Park, in which he made 32 appearances and scored three goals.

Amalfitano signed a new two-year deal back but did not make a single Premier League appearance after being disciplined by Bilic and was ordered to train with the club’s under-21 squad.

“The news is out that I have disciplined one of my players — Morgan Amalfitano — for a breach of rules,” said Bilic. “They are basic rules and if they are under threat, then I have to protect them.”