On Wednesday, the contract between VfB Stuttgart and midfielder Mauro Camoranesi, which was valid until the end of the season, was terminated. The 34 year old Argentine born player, who was a World cup winner with Italy in 2006, ends his stay at VfB after just half a year. During his time at the club, the family man proved himself to be an exceptional player and extraordinary character.
Camoranesi, who signed for the club from Juventus in summer 2010 on a free transfer, quickly integrated into the team and was always absolutely loyal to his team mates and club.
"I've come to know Mauro as an honest and respectable guy, who was always very professional towards VfB Stuttgart. The discussions on the termination of his contract were absolutely honourably dealt with from all sides. There are no hard feelings as we now go our separate ways," explained director of sport Jochen Schneider.
"I always felt at home here"
On his departure, Mauro Camoranesi himself said: "That's the way football is. There are always issues which cannot be seen beforehand. Unfortunately things just didn't work out on a sporting level but the club, the people here and the city of Stuttgart have always made me feel at home here, even when things were not going according to plan from a sporting viewpoint. I wish VfB all the best and will remain in contact with the friends I have found here."
Camoranesi plans firstly to return home to Argentina with his family, where he hopes to continue his career. VfB Stuttgart wish Mauro well and hope he has success in his future.