Swansea City have terminated the contract of goalkeeper Gregor Zabret with immediate effect following his failure to break into the first-team fold during his six-and-a-half year stint at the club.
Zabret joined the South Wales outfit in July 2013 after impressing in senior football for Slovenian side Domzale during his teenage years, but he did not manage to make a first-team appearance for the Swans during his prolonged stint at the club.
The 23-year-old has now been released from his contract soon after being recalled from his loan spell at Oldham during the first half of the campaign, and he will now be free to find a new club where he will hope to kick-start his senior career.
Zabret has taken to Twitter following confirmation of his Liberty Stadium departure, with the goalkeeper thanking everyone at the club for their support before stating he made some great memories in South Wales despite it not working out.
Unfortunatly my time with Swans is finished. I'd like to thank everyone at the club, including the fans, for everything. Had a great reception when i came and always been treated well! Made some great memories and lots of friends. @SwansOfficial #YJB
— Gregor Zabret (@GZabret) February 3, 2020
Zabret made a total of 16 appearances for Swansea’s Under-23 side during the 2018/19 campaign, with this then earning him a loan move to League Two side Oldham this term, but he made just two outings for the Boundary Park outfit.
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There were high hopes for Zabret when he arrived at the Swans way back in 2013 having already made his senior breakthrough in his homeland, but he ultimately failed to live up to expectations as he found it difficult to break into the first-team set-up.
The 23-year-old has shown plenty of encouraging signs during his performances for the Under 23s, but this never convinced the club’s senior coaches to give him a senior chance, and it is probably the best outcomes for Zabret to have been released.
This will now enable the goalkeeper to find a new club where he can kick-start his career in the way he would like, but I would be surprised if this comes in English football given his struggles to get a game at League Two Oldham during his loan spell.