Harry Novillo has left Melbourne City to play in Turkey's second division.
The French winger has signed a two-year deal with Manisaspor, putting an end to his A-League stint.
City were reportedly paid more than $500,000 for the transfer, given he had a year remaining on his contract.
Novillo was brought in to coach John van `t Schip's set-up in March last year as an injury replacement for veteran Damien Duff.
He scored 10 goals and contributed six assists last season to help steer City to the semi-finals, however the 24-year-old's status as a fan favourite was damaged by off-field issues early this year.
Novillo was stood down for a fortnight in February after being detained by police following a domestic dispute with his partner.
Though he wasn't charged, it's understood City were eager to let the Lyon youth academy product go.
"I believe I can take my career in a different direction at Manisaspor," Novillo told the club's website.
"The president wants to see me here too, and all the good references I have received about Manisaspor are among the reasons I chose this place."