Wigan striker Henri Camara has switched to Stoke City on loan until the end of the season.
The 31-year-old Senegal international has made the move to the Britannia Stadium after finding his options limited with the Latics.
Camara - who spent an unhappy season on loan with West Ham last season - admitted he needed to move for the sake of his career.
And it looks like he has played his last game for Wigan as his contract at the JJB Stadium runs out in the summer.
Camara told Wigan's official website: "I love it here and the fans have always been behind me, which is something I have always really appreciated.
"I hope they understand I need to play. I had a wasted year at West Ham, and I have spent most of this season on the bench. I understand and respect Steve Bruce totally.
"He is the manager and he has done brilliantly with the team, which is his team now.
"But when I was given this chance I felt I had to take it for the sake of my career.
"I want to say a really big thank you to the Wigan fans, who have been magnificent to me. I will never forget that and the club will always stay in my heart.
"What we achieved in that first season was special and I am so happy that the club has continued to progress."
Latics boss Steve Bruce said he sanctioned the move to give the player the chance to secure a permanent move elsewhere.
Bruce said: "I like Henri as a player. He's looked great whenever he has played this season, getting a couple of really crucial goals for us.
"However, I can understand that he wants to put himself in the shop window and play and I could not give him that promise here.
"Out of respect to him and to what he has done for the club in the past, I have not stood in his way now."
The striker has scored 20 Premier League goals for Latics, but has not been a regular since the 2006/07 season.
As part of the deal, he will not be eligible to play against Wigan when the two clubs meet at the Britannia Stadium on 16th May.