Shehu Abdullahi has said he is heading to a fresh challenge after he made an emotional goodbye to Turkish club Bursaspor.
He will now transfer as a free agent.
The Nigeria international stayed put with Bursaspor in the Turkish second division this past season, but they failed to win promotion back to the top league.
“After two and a half years at Bursa city with over 60 games, beautiful and ugly moments, it is time to say goodbye,” Shehu said.
“A difficult decision, but the time has now come to move on.”
He joined Bursaspor in January 2018 from Cyprus.
He said it was an honour to play for one of the biggest clubs in Turkey.
Shehu revealed that he shunned offers to stay up in the Super Lig after the club were relegated in 2019.
“Unfortunately, we didn’t make it back to the Super Lig this year and my decision to move on was to embrace another challenge in my career,” he said.
“I am really grateful to the Bursaspor fans and family for their support throughout my time at the club.
“To everyone at Bursaspor, I want to say goodbye.
“You will always be part of who I am and I wish Bursaspor the best of luck.”