Well, I had a feeling it would happen and it did . . . ZZ has exited Benfica and he is nwo a free agent. Hopefully he can find a good team to play for as we all know he deserves it
Here are the articles:
Benfica bid farewell to Zahovic
Slovenian international Zlatko Zahovic has agreed to terminate his contract with SL Benfica by mutual consent.
The midfield player has not travelled to Óbidos with the rest of the team, who are preparing for their next Portuguese SuperLiga match against Boavista FC having agreed a deal to leave the club and is now a free agent. "Benfica wishes Zahovic all the best in his future career and we thank him for his professionalism and commitment," the Lisbon club said in a statement.
Zahovic, who will turn 34 on 1 February, arrived at Benfica - who currently lie in fifth place in the Portuguese top flight, three points behind leaders Sporting Clube de Portugal, and face Russia's PFC CSKA Moskva in the UEFA Cup Round of 32 in February - in 2001/02 but was not always a first choice. His contract was due to expire at the end of the current season but, as he no longer figured in coach Giovanni Trapattoni's plans, it was decided to release him early.
Zahovič zapustil Benfico!!!
Zlatko Zahovič, ki bo 1. februarja dopolnil 34 let, od danes naprej ni več član portugalske Benfice.
O tem že poroča tudi časnik Record, ki še dodaja, da bo Slovenec najverjetneje odšel na jugovzhod Evrope – možnosti naj bi bili Grčija, od koder ima Zlatko slabe izkušnje, in Turčija. Zahovič se je z Benfico, pogodba mu je veljala do letošnjega poletja, razšel sporazumno po dobrih treh letih, odkar je na Estadio da Luz prišel iz Valencie po sezoni 2000/01. Zlatko je v dresu Orlov ta čas odigral 80 prvenstvenih tekem in dosegel 14 golov. Letos je igral izredno malo, dosegel pa je štiri gole – vse v evropskih tekmovanjih. O nadaljevanju zgodbe boste seveda obveščeni tudi na Slovenskem nogometnem portalu!