Striker Luke Moore leaves Swansea City

Luke Moore

Swansea City have announced that striker Luke Moore has left the club by mutual consent.

Moore joined the club from West Bromwich Albion in January 2011.

But amid reports linking him with Turkish side Elazygspor, the 27-year-old has been released from the remaining 10 months of his contract.

The former England Under-21 player made six starts in 2012-13 and 14 more as a substitute as the Swans finished ninth under manager Michael Laudrup.

In his first season, Moore's three goals in 18 Championship games helped them reach the Premier League.

In their first top-flight term, he scored three times in 22 appearances, including five starts.

Moore won the FA Youth Cup with Aston Villa in 2002 before scoring 14 goals in his five years as a professional - including a Premier League hat-trick at Middlesbrough in February 2006.

He signed for Premier League side Albion in the summer of 2008 in a £3m deal after a three-month loan spell at the Hawthorns.

But Moore scored just five goals in two seasons for the Baggies before being left out of their 25-man 2010-11 Premier League squad.

He then went out on loan to Derby County where he scored four goals in nine starts.

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