Sydney FC's Adam Le Fondre is leaving the A-League with the Sky Blues accepting a lucrative loan offer for the gun striker.
Le Fondre is set to play for cashed-up Indian Super League club Mumbai City FC, departing Australia after winning two A-League championships in two seasons.
"Adam has had an unbelievable couple of years with the club and has had a huge influence on our squad," Sydney coach Steve Corica said in a statement on Wednesday.
"To stand in his way would not be just reward for the service he has given us."
The 33-year-old Englishman claimed Sydney's Golden Boot award in his two seasons, scoring 45 goals in 68 goals in the A-League and FFA Cup.
"I've had two fantastic years here at Sydney FC and have cherished every moment of my life in Australia," Le Fondre said in a statement.
"I'd also like to say a massive thanks to the club for considering mine and my family's future and allowing me to make this move."
Le Fondre is the latest A-League player to move to India, following Wellington Phoenix striker Gary Hooper, Brisbane Roar attacking midfielder Brad Inman and Perth Glory defender Jacob Tratt.
Former Melbourne Victory player James Donachie is also heading to India -- he signed with A-League outfit Newcastle Jets before being loaned to FC Goa.