Cardiff and Italian striker Andrea Ferretti have parted by mutual consent.
Ferretti would have been out of contract in the summer
The 20-year-old ex-Parma front man joined the Bluebirds in July 2005 on the recommendation of Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
His two-year deal would have run out in the summer, the youngster having failed to impress at Ninian Park and in a one month loan at Scunthorpe last year.
"Everyone at Cardiff wishes Andrea the best with his future plans," said a Bluebirds club statement.