Lincoln City midfielder Ali Fuseini has left the Blue Square Bet Premier club by mutual consent.
The former Millwall midfielder, 22, was signed by then-boss Steve Tilson in January 2011 and made 35 appearances for the Imps, scoring one goal.
Manager David Holdsworth told BBC Lincolnshire: "We wish him well but things like this have to be done for the club's benefit.
"It's enabled me to take away from the squad, which gives you more sometimes."
Fuseini had been contracted to the club until the end of the season.
He was one of three of the club's highest earners, along with Gavin McCallum who has joined Barnet on loan and Adam Watts, who had been made available for loan by Holdsworth prior to his release.
The Imps boss added: "I don't wish to berate him but I'm trying to get rid of that lazy culture at the club, not that it was just Ali or any of the other players who've gone.
"But what we have now is a training ground that's effective, the boys are working extremely hard and diligently and the culture is changing.
"I want it to be competitive and all the players must have a certain appetite and train to their maximum."