Long-serving Watford defender Sebastian Prodl thanked the fans and spoke passionately about the club after seeing his contract terminated by mutual consent.
The Austrian centre-half spent five years with the club since joining from Werder Bremen in 2015.
The 32-year-old made 85 appearances for the Hornets but has struggled with injuries over the past couple of seasons, limiting him to just five appearances in all competitions over the last 18 months.
In a final bow to the club and its fans, Prodl spoke passionately about the club and promised to return to Vicarage Road to support the team in the future.
“It was always a dream to play in the Premier League and Watford gave me this opportunity,” Prodl told the club website.
“I will always reflect very positively on my time here. When I signed four and a half years ago, my gut told me it was going to be a very good move and everything has proved this to be right.
“I am just grateful to have Watford on my CV, I am moving on now but I am glad I have been here.
“Being voted player of the season as a defender was a special honour. Big thanks to all the supporters for always believing in me, even when I wasn’t playing.
“I will always come back and watch the guys play at Vicarage Road and Watford will always have a place in my heart.”
Meanwhile, ex-Watford hitman Odion Ighalo could be set for a lasp-gasp switch to Man Utd.
The Nigerian, 30, appears to be the man the Red Devils have chosen to zero in on on deadline day, with Sky Sports reporting that talks are ongoing with the chances of a move rated as 50/50.