Bundesliga - Venezuela international Arango leaves Gladbach

Venezuelan Juan Arango, who delighted Borussia Moenchengladbach fans with arguably the Bundesliga's most skilled left foot, is leaving the German club after five seasons following differences over a contract extension.

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Johan Djourou (l., Hamburg) witht Gladbach's Juan Arango (r.) GETTY

The 33-year-old Arango joined Gladbach from Mallorca in 2009 playing a total of 155 league games for them and scoring 25 league goals, many with his left foot, including a stunning 50-metre goal against Mainz 05 in 2012.

"We had intensive negotiations for a contract extension with Juan Arango and made him an offer," said Gladbach sports director Max Eberl in a statement.

"His ideas and ours unfortunately did not match. Juan is a gifted player and we hare happy to have had him so long among us and regret that our ways must part."

Lukas Rupp, the 23-year-old midfielder, also joined Arango at the exit after turning down his own contract extension offer and opting to leave to get more playing time.

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