After enduring a serious knee injury in training this week, Jeremy Mathieu resigned from football, back in the previous Barcelona and Valencia focus.
The ex-French international is out of contract with the current side Sporting Lisbon at the finish of June, yet the Portuguese club has chosen to cancel their agreement with each other according to Mundo Deportivo sources.
The 36-year-old made 582 senior appearances in a 16-year career finishing his entrance the young ranks at French club Sochaux, before joining Toulouse in 2005.
He went on to Valencia in 2009, making 126 appearances for Los Che in La Liga, before returning to Camp Nou in 2014.
In both their 2015 and 2016 La Liga title wins Mathieu was a regular for La Blaugrana. Until leaving Sporting Lisbon on a free transfer in 2017.
In spite of the fact that he turned 33 preceding moving to Portugal, he also kept a regular spot in their side, winning two Portuguese Cups in 2017 and 2018.