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Striker Zoko quits Carlisle United

Crowd favourite Francois Zoko has quit Carlisle United after snubbing the Blues' offer of a new contract.

Francois Zoko photo
Francois Zoko

The Ivorian forward has told the Blues he will not sign the new terms tabled at the end of last season.

The 28-year-old wants to test himself at a higher level and his decision is likely to spark a surge of interest.

Zoko had already been linked with Middlesbrough and Preston before the announcement that he was leaving Brunton Park after two seasons.

"He's had a really good time with us but he feels that he has found his feet in English football and he wants to try and play at a higher level if he can," said boss Greg Abbott.

"We wish him all the best."

The news leaves Frank Simek, James Berrett, Tom Taiwo, Lubo Michalik and Peter Murphy as the remaining five out-of-contract players still to confirm whether they are accepting or rejecting new deals with the Cumbrians.


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Am not surprised about this considering his agent put that montage on the web it was plain to see he was never going to sign, so I wish him luck and thanks.

Posted by Steve on 8 June 2012 at 17:50

No loyalty from zoko, if he thinks he can achieve better in an higher league he is mistaken. Zoko needs to show some consistency, if rory had not been injured, we would of hardly seen him in the second half of the season. Good riddance, as a fan i want a striker dying to play for us. Zoko started putting in better performances the closer his deal ran out.

Posted by kevhev on 7 June 2012 at 21:05

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