Statement on Fredrik Ljungberg

West Ham United and Fredrik Ljungberg have reached agreement about the termination of his contract on undisclosed terms with immediate effect.

The 31-year-old midfielder, who captained Sweden at the 2008 European Championship, is assessing his options. These include whether he will continue his career in football or not. There is interest in his services from leading clubs at home and on the continent as well as the United States and Asia. The decision to part company has been taken jointly and has no bearing on Ljungberg's fitness, which he proved during Euro 2008.

Scott Duxbury, West Ham United CEO, said: "We respect Freddie Ljungberg's position and are pleased we could reach agreement and wish him all the best in the future. This deal is mutually acceptable to both parties."

Freddie Ljungberg said: "I gave my all at West Ham and enjoyed my time there but the decision is the best for the both of us. Now I will take my time to consider my football future."