Diniyar Bilyaletdinov has aimed a parting shot at Everton as he prepares to seal his move to Spartak Moscow.
The Russia international is poised to return to his homeland after Spartak agreed a fee with Everton for his services.
The 26-year-old endured a difficult time at Goodison Park during his two-and-a-half years at the club, failing to nail down a regular spot in David Moyes' starting XI.
Bilyaletdinov insists he is relishing his move to Spartak after hitting out at Everton's style of play and lack of creativity.
"Naturally, it (the open football) attracts me. This is exactly what Everton have been missing lately," said Bilyaletdinov.
"The team has problems with creating scoring chances, and converting them.
"There was a whole set of circumstances against me. It is not so easy to be a foreign player in England."
"But on the whole I am satisfied with the English stage of my career. I got invaluable experience from playing in the Premier League.
"And off the pitch, there were positives: during this time I learnt the language, got married, met many interesting people."