Former Rangers star Graham Dorrans has had his contract terminated with Championship club Dundee as he prepares for a move “overseas”.

The Dens Park side made the announcement via their website and it comes just over a year on from when the former Norwich midfielder, 33, signed for the club.

Dundee boss James McPake revealed that Dorrans had a clause in his contract which allowed him to move to another club in this situation.

“We are obviously disappointed to be losing Graham but it isn’t totally unexpected,” said McPake [Dundee].

“To get a player of Graham’s quality to join the club in this division you have to include these types of clauses and to be honest we probably expected him to go in January or this summer.

“He turned down improved financial offers from England in both transfer windows so shows he really bought into the club and it was a credit to everyone at Dens that he decided to stay so long. From the minute he walked through the door he has been nothing but a top professional.

“I spoke to him this week and he indicated that this was too good an opportunity to turn down.

“We respect that and despite trying to convince him to stay we have to just pass on our thanks for what he has done on and off the park during his time at the club.”

Dorrans thanked the club and the fans for their support during his time in the Scottish second tier, describing the decision as “one of the toughest” of his career.

The midfielder made 27 appearances for the Dee during his time with the club, scoring twice.

Graham Dorrans made 23 appearances for Rangers, scoring five goals and laying on four assists [Transfermarkt]. The midfielder is now set for a move “overseas”. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
Dorrans joined Dundee after exiting Rangers following an injury-plagued two-year spell in Glasgow.

Midfielder Dorrans started his career at Livingston, going on to play in the Premier League with West Bromwich Albion and Norwich City, earning 12 caps for Scotland.

It has since been announced Dorrans has signed for the West Syndey Wanderers in Australia where he will join up with fellow ex-Ger Kenny Miller, who is the assistant of manager Carl Robinson.

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