Alain Goma’s five-year spell at Fulham is over after the club confirmed the central defender would be released at the end of his current contract.

The popular French defender, who joined for £4m from Newcastle United in 2001, made 153 appearances during his time at Craven Cottage but featured only twice for the first team this season under Chris Coleman. Fulham had hoped to agree a new deal with the 33 year-old former French international but discussions stalled and the club decided to release him.

Striker Facundo Sava, who was reportedly signed against the wishes of then manager Jean Tigana, has also been released having not featured for Fulham for two years. The Argentine forward scored seven goals in 24 appearances for the Cottagers but has been on loan in Spain at Celta Vigo and Deportivo Lorca in recent times.

Fulham have also released youngsters Adam Green, Neale McDermott, Robert Watkins and Richard De Villiers.