West Bromwich Albion choose to release Robert Koren
Koren scored eight times as Albion won promotion this season
West Brom have released midfielder Robert Koren after choosing not to take up an option to extend his contract by 12 months.
The 29-year-old, who is set to captain Slovenia at the World Cup, joined Albion from Norwegian club Lillestrom on a free transfer in January 2007.
He scored 22 goals in 149 appearances for the Baggies, helping them win promotion to the Premier League twice.
Albion said their depth in midfield was partly behind the decision.
Their options already include player-of-the-year Graham Dorrans, Youssouf Mulumbu, Chris Brunt, James Morrison, Jerome Thomas, Giles Barnes and Gonzalo Jara, while Borja Valero could return to The Hawthorns following his season-long loan at Real Mallorca.
Sporting and technical director Dan Ashworth told the club website: "Robert has been a great servant to the club and we would like to thank him for all his efforts.
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