Indian football team defender Sandesh Jhingan has left Kochi-based Indian Super League (ISL) side Kerala Blasters, according to a report.
Jhingan, who has been the Blasters since the very first ISL edition, has played 76 matches in the now top football league and evens holds the record for most appearances for the Yellow Army.
The 26-year-old Jhingan, according to a report in TOI, has ended his six-year association, with Kerala Blasters.
"Sandesh (Jhingan) has an existing contract with Blasters which extends to another two years. Yet he will be parting ways with the club. A final settlement will be done between Sandesh and Blasters. As of now he is leaving Blasters and in all probability moving outside the country for his club," TOI reported a source as saying.
According to reports in the media, Kerala Blasters are facing financial constraints and have reportedly asked many players to take pay cuts.
Blasters are willing to let go one of their highest-earners with Jhingan wanting 'a change of scenery', according to the report.
Jhingan has been a mainstay in the backline in the national team over the years, firstly under Stephen Constantine and then Igor Stimac, and has been recently been nominated for the Arjuna Award by the All India Football Federation (AIFF).
Jhingan, who has been with been named captain by the Kochi-based team on multiple occasions, is a fan-favourite in Kerala.
It is yet unknown Jhingan's next destination, even though he spent the majority of last season the bench with injury.