Christian Nanetti leaves Cork City in search of regular football

Sun, May 07 2017

The Italian-born winger has struggled to get in the team ahead of the likes of Stephen Dooley, Karl Sheppard and Steven Beattie. Credit: Cork City FC

Cork City have confirmed that winger Christian Nanetti has left the club by mutual agreement in search of more regular football.


Italiian-born Nanetti informed the club of his wish to return to England in search of regular football first team, and his contract was cancelled by mutual consent.


The 25-year-old made just one league appearance for City, as an 85th-minute sub against Limerick on March 31st, and played the first half of last week's EA Sports Cup win over St Patrick's Athletic.


He wasn't included in the squad for the 5-0 victory over Finn Harps on Friday night and has opted to return to England, where he grew up, in search of more gametime.


“I would like to thank Christian for his efforts while he was here and wish him the very best of luck in the future,” City boss John Caulfield told the club's website.


“It is a very difficult squad to break into this year, and Christian had the likes of Stephen Dooley, Karl Sheppard and Steven Beattie ahead of him.


“Christian informed me that he wanted to leave in order to play more regularly and we have agreed to his request.”


The ex-Queens Park Rangers youngster has played for a host of English clubs, most recently with Welling United in the National League South, contributing an impressive tally of three goals and 11 assists in 14 games.


Nanetti originally signed for the league leaders after impressing in a trial game in a friendly against Cobh Ramblers.