Hernan Crespo has revealed that he intends to leave Parma at the end of the season and embark on a new challenge in Asia or America.
The Argentine's career, which has spanned nearly two decades already, has been spent largely in Italy since making the move from his homeland in 1996.
He is settled in Parma, having rejoined the club from Genoa in January 2010, and plans to live in the city after he has retired.
Crespo is not thinking of hanging up his boosts just yet but recognises that he cannot continue at such a high level for much longer.
The 36-year-old would like to ply his trade in a different league, and continent, after the end of this term.
"This is my last year at Parma, but I won't stop playing," Crespo, who has also spent time with Chelsea, told ANSA.
"I'm ready for an experience in a different league at another level.
"I still want to play, but there comes a time when you realise that you cannot train with the pace that is required in top-level championships such as England, Spain or Italy.
"A future in Asia or America? That's the theory, it is an experience I want to do.
"I will get to live in Parma at the end of my career. Here is my home and maybe I can return to Parma with a company role."