Marlon King: Sheffield United part company with striker

Marlon King has parted company with Sheffield United, freeing him up for a January window move.

The much-travelled 33-year-old, signed by then Blades boss David Weir in September, has agreed a contract settlement with the League One club.

King, who initially joined for the season, is now available when the transfer window opens on 1 January.

The striker, who scored once in nine games, has made just two starts since Nigel Clough arrived on 23 October.

The veteran Londoner has hit 167 goals in a 501-game career that has taken in 12 different clubs, including Barnet, Gillingham, Nottingham Forest, Leeds United, Watford, Wigan Athletic, Hull City (loan), Middlesbrough (loan), Coventry City and Birmingham City.

King was out of the game for more than a year after receiving an 18-month sentence in October 2009 for sexually assaulting a woman in a London bar.