Japan defender Hiroki Sakai introduced on Monday he was leaving Marseille after 5 seasons on the Ligue 1 membership.
“On the finish of this season, I’ve determined to go away Europe and put an finish to my Marseille dream,” the 31-year-old posted on Instagram.
“Certainly, after I arrived in Marseille, I had determined that OM can be in my final European membership and I’ve not modified my thoughts,” he mentioned.
Sakai, who 61 Japan caps, arrived in 2016 from Hannover and made 184 appearances for Marseille, scoring twice and was beneath contract till 2022,
Sakai didn’t play because the membership drew their final sport of the season at Metz on Sunday, dominated out by a recurring again drawback.
He was voted the membership’s participant of season in 2019 by followers.
“With 184 video games performed, I’ve at all times given every little thing of myself for this stunning shirt,” he wrote. “Sayonara.”