Udinese release poker star Albert Riera [divider]
Former Galatasaray midfielder Albert Riera has been released by Udinese after failing to make a single appearance for the Serie A oufit.
Riera joined Udine from Galatasaray last March and spent the rest of the season on loan at Watford.
The 32-year-old joined Galatasaray on a €3 million move from Olympiacos in 2011 and went onto make 80 appearances for the Lions.
Riera recently hit the headlines after entering a poker tournament in Italy and emerging the winner, taking home £182,000 in prize money.
The experiened winger joined the 46 man tournament at the Perla di Nova Gorica casino and finished in first place.