Peterborough United defender Gabriel Zakuani has left the club on a free transfer in order to join Greek Super League side Kalloni FC.

Zakuani, 27, has been a loyal servant during his five-and-a-half years with the Posh, amassing over 200 appearances for the League One side and playing in games despite injuries. However, he has fallen out of favour with boss Darren Ferguson in recent months and was subsequently allowed to leave the club.

Having turned down a new contract last May, Zakuani's contract was set to expire at the end of the season but was granted an early exit by Posh to pursue a new challenge.

He has signed a six-month deal with Kalloni FC, who sit 13th in the 18-team Greek Super League, with the option to extend, and could make his debut for the club in Saturday's fixture against League leaders Olympiakos.

The DR Congo international told the Posh official website: "I would like to thank Peterborough United for the last five and a half years. It has always been Posh first and everything else second including my health. It is a fresh challenge for me to play in the Greek Super League and one I am looking forward to."

He said of his new club: "The home games are currently being played in the Olympic Stadium in Athens as our stadium is not quite ready and on Saturday we face Olympiacos who are one of the biggest clubs in Europe."

The club went on to add their thanks to Zakuani, who was a fan favourite, a committed leader and will be sorely missed by everyone associated with Peterborough United.

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