Sydney FC forward Yairo Yau has left the A-League club after succumbing to a ‘long-term injury’.
The Panama international has made little impact this season, failing to register a single goal after being limited to only eight appearances off the bench.
And after confirming the 24-year-old was suffering from a season ending injury, both parties agreed to terminate Yau’s contract to allow him to return to his native Panama for further treatment.
"Yairo has given great service to Sydney FC over the last 19 months and has become a firm fan favourite," Sydney FC coach Frank Farina said.
"We wish him a speedy recovery and all the best for his future career."
Yau, who netted six times for the Sky Blues in his debut season, said departing the A-League was the best decision for his health and thanked the club for its support.
"Thank you for the support to the people at the club and the fans, especially The Cove," he said.
"This was the best decision for me and the club to allow me to recover from my injury.
"I wish all the best to the club and to the team and I hope they go on and make the Hyundai A-League Finals."
Yau's release creates a free spot on the Sydney roster with rumours suggesting it will be filled by Serbian midfielder Milos Dimitrijevic.