Jubilo Iwata on Wednesday announced the full transfer of midfielder Daisuke Matsui to Polish second division side Odra Opole.
The move will mark the former Japan international’s second voyage abroad after spending a decade from 2004 playing in France, Russia, Bulgaria and Poland.
“I’m sorry to make this announcement in the middle of the season, but the club’s good form this season has inspired me to take my own step forward,” Matsui said.
“People may think it’s a bad idea to go overseas at my age, but I consider challenges and even frustration to be very important to me.
“Only I can walk my own path, and the only way is forward.”
The 36-year-old made seven appearances for Jubilo this season.