MIDFIELDER Joan Luque has left Weymouth, boss Brian Stock confirmed.

Former Barcelona youth product Luque, 28, played 10 times for the Terras and failed to register a goal or assist.

The Spaniard joined from Maidstone United in January.

His best moment at the Bob Lucas Stadium arguably came when his stunning pass put Andy Dallas through to earn a penalty in the 2-1 win over Bromley in February.

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Speaking to Echosport, Stock said: “Unfortunately he’s left the club.

“He was a player that we had to identify (to leave) to save some money.

“There’s no other reason for it, because he’s a fantastic lad. He’s a very talented footballer.

“I don’t think we saw the best of Luque, but when we’re looking at next year unfortunately he was one we had to let go for the future of the club.

“If you base his performances on stats, then he underperformed.

“When you see him training and what type of player he is, he’s everything I like in a footballer, he’s comfortable in possession.

“I just felt that towards the end his performances dipped away at Wrexham and Dagenham.

“Given time, I think he might have come good but I wish him well.”

Cambridge United loanee Ben Worman has taken Luque’s number 27 shirt.

Weymouth host Barnet this afternoon (3pm).