Adrian Mutu has announced that he will return to his native Romania to play in January.
The 34-year-old has not played in Romania since 2000 when he left Dinamo Bucharest.
He has failed to score for struggling Ajaccio, who he joined in 2012, this season and he has now stated he will be signing for Petrolul Ploiesti.
He Tweeted: "From January I will play for Petrolul Ploiesti. I will come on a loan from Ajaccio."
Last month Mutu was banned from playing for Romania, after mocking team coach Victor Piturca.