Ryan Bertrand has introduced he’ll depart Southampton when his contract expires on the finish of the season.
The left-back has made 213 appearances for the Saints since arriving for £10million from Chelsea in 2015 after an preliminary profitable mortgage spell at St Mary’s.
Bertrand has been linked with summer time strikes to Arsenal and AC Milan and can now weigh up his choices.
The 31-year-old confirmed his determination to go away Southampton in a prolonged assertion on his social media pages on Wednesday.
He wrote: “After many months of laborious determination making, I’ve determined to go away Southampton Soccer Membership.
“This has solely been determined within the final 48 hours and feedback that I had not accepted a suggestion beforehand are usually not true.
“I need to thank all of the followers for welcoming me to this soccer membership and supporting me endlessly. All of the assist employees behind the scenes, I thanks.
“Additionally, particular due to the Liebherr household. It’s a disgrace I can not expertise a full crowd at St Mary’s yet one more time.
“As this 12 months has proven us, soccer is nothing with out the followers. Arriving at Southampton seven years in the past, I quickly realised what a family-orientated membership that is. A real peoples’ membership!
“I purchased into the ‘Southampton Method’. A linked soccer membership, constructed on strong foundations and ambition, with a gorgeous, attacking type of soccer.
“Throughout my time right here, there have been many battles and there have been many superb moments alongside the way in which too. From ending within the membership’s highest place inside the Premier League, to taking part in in two FA Cup semi-finals, to a Carabao Cup ultimate, to me being voted to the Premier League Crew of the Season.
“This has been a troublesome determination for me, however the time has come for me to hunt a brand new dwelling that enables me the liberty to play and maximise my contribution to the workforce.
“This membership is in nice arms now with CEO Martin Semmens and Matt Crocker. I want to thank them each for his or her efforts.
“Southampton Soccer Membership will all the time have a particular place in my coronary heart and I hope the saying, ‘as soon as a saint, all the time a saint’ nonetheless stands as a result of I stay up for returning to this membership sooner or later, both behind the scenes or as a fan. Thanks once more, preserve marching on!”