Rickie Lambert ​has officially ended his time with Cardiff City after his contract was terminated by the Championship side following a 'mutual agreement' between both parties.

The ​club's official website announced Lambert's departure on Thursday which will occur with immediate effect. 

The striker made the move to Cardiff City from West Brom on transfer deadline day last summer, where he made 19 appearances for the club in all competitions - hitting the back of the net on only four occasions. 

Following the announcement the club issued their best wishes for the England international: "We’d like to thank Rickie for his contribution and wish him the very best for the future."

The 35-year-old was not guaranteed any significant game time from Cardiff boss Neil Warnock and has seemingly decided to move from the Championship club.

Lambert has had experience in each division of English football, known more prolifically for his time at Southampton where he played over 200 games for the Saints and scored more than 100 goals. 

Following his move from St Mary's in the summer of 2014, Lambert has failed to reignite his career after struggling to find a place at his boyhood club, Liverpool, and subsequently West Brom as the striker has scored only eight goals since his move from Southampton.