Nile Ranger has left Newcastle United by mutual consent

Ranger in shock St James' exit after leaving Newcastle by 'mutual consent'

PUBLISHED:

19:13 GMT, 1 March 2013

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UPDATED:

19:15 GMT, 1 March 2013

Nile Ranger

Troubled striker Nile Ranger has left Newcastle after his contract was cancelled by mutual consent.

The 21-year-old was in late January released on bail after being arrested on suspicion of rape.

A statement from the club tonight said: 'Newcastle United can confirm that Nile Ranger has today left the club by mutual consent.'

Ranger posted on his Twitter page that he is 'happy' at the decision.

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Gone: Troubled striker Nile Ranger has left Newcastle United by 'mutual consent'

Gone: Troubled striker Nile Ranger has left Newcastle United by 'mutual consent'