Sydney FC have accepted an undisclosed six-figure transfer fee for striker Elvis Kamsoba who will leave the club for an overseas opportunity.
The transfer remains subject to contractual requirements however these are expected to be satisfied within the next week.
The Burundian international joined the club as a free agent at the start of last season and will officially make the switch to the Middle Eastern club shortly.
The 26-year old spent one season in Sky Blue but admitted it’s a transfer he couldn’t turn down.
“It’s a life-changing move for me and for my family and I’m thankful and grateful to Sydney FC for agreeing to the deal,” he said.
“I’ve had great support from this club and my career progression is thanks to the backing I’ve had from everyone, including our Members.
“I’d like to thank Steve and his coaching staff for believing in me, also the Sydney FC Board and CEO for allowing me to take this opportunity, and to the Sky Blues Members for getting behind me.
“I’m looking forward to the future and to returning one day.”
Head Coach Steve Corica said: “We’d have liked Elvis to have stayed with the club as he showed some great promise last season.
“However, it’s a fantastic deal and a great move for him so we felt we shouldn’t stand in his way.
“It opens up more chances for players within our squad and further opportunities to bring in another attacking player before the start of the season.”
Kamsoba scored five goals in 24 appearances for the Sky Blues.