The former London Blues midfielder plans to retire despite offers from Japanese clubs.
The former Chelsea star is considering ending his career. Palmeiras confirmed that 33-year-old
intends to terminate his contract and retire from football for personal reasons. It is further stated that this decision was taken with the consent of both parties. On Saturday,
spoke in an Instagram post about his decision to retire from football.
As most of you may already know, the Palmeiras management and I decided that it would be good for both parties to end my bond with the club, which happened in the most friendly and calm way possible
," he wrote.
"My motivations are personal and related to situations that I prefer not to reveal at the moment. I'm just here to thank Palmeiras, all the management, for the professional and correct manner that they treated me, and to my team-mates, for friendship, affection and respect.
"I could not fail to express my special gratitude to coach Abel Ferreira at that moment for everything he did for me in the brief period we were together.
"Thank you for allowing me to show you that with sequence and confidence I can contribute wherever I play in the future. I will be cheering for everything to work out for the club for the rest of the season. A big hug and stay with God."
According to Goal,
has two offers from Japanese clubs but is not interested in continuing his activities.
had a memorable time at Chelsea and won the Champions League, Premier League, Europa League, and FA Cup in six years.