Western Sydney captain and foundation player Nikolai Topor-Stanley has completed a move to the United Arab Emirates.
The veteran defender was granted permission by the A-League franchise last week to finalise a deal with Hatta Sports club which was inked on Tuesday.
“In football, opportunities such as this rarely come around and when it was presented to me I knew that it was something I had to explore,” said Topor-Stanley, who played 81 games in three seasons at the Jets before linking with Wanderers.
The defender departs as the most-capped Wanderer with 104 games, including three grand-final appearances and a famous Asian Champions League triumph.
“The Wanderers is a special club that in so little time has captured a nation and I'm sure it's only the beginning of more great times ahead,” Topor-Stanley said.
“It has been an honour and a humbling experience to be able to say I was and am a part of the history of this club and I will always hold that close to my heart.”
Meanwhile, skipper Alex Brosque returns to the Sydney FC starting side for Wednesday night's FFA Cup semi-final against Canberra Olympic.
At stake is a place in next month's FFA Cup final against either Melbourne City or Victory, and a chance to secure the first piece of silverware.
Defender Alex Wilkinson will miss the game with the ankle injury while Michael Zullo is also unavailable as he recovers from illness.