MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 22: Sergio Aguero of Manchester City (L) celebrates with Alvaro Negredo (9) and Samir Nasri (8) as he scores their third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium on September 22, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Manchester, United - Manchester City on Wednesday released Norway Under-21 international Abdisalam Ibrahim.

The 22-year-old midfielder, frustrated at a lack of first-team opportunities at the Etihad Stadium, has been linked with a move to Greek side Olympiakos and has also reportedly been monitored by other Premier League clubs.

Ibrahim joined City in 2007 but made just three first-team appearances, all in 2010, including one off the bench in a Premier League game against Liverpool in February that year.

A statement on City's Twitter account read: “The club can confirm that Abdisalam Ibrahim has been released from his contract. We wish him well for the future.”

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