According to Siya sources in the know, Cape Town City and one of their star midfielders have mutually agreed to part ways.
The Citizens are expected to make an official announcement this morning, confirming the shock departure of Roland Putsche.
The 29-year-old Austrian midfielder joined City back in July 2016, where he quickly established himself as an integral part of the Mother City-based club, especially in their inaugural campaign where the Citizens won their first piece of silverware.
However, his time at the Citizens has now come to an end, with Siya sources revealing that, with a year left to go on his current contract, Putsche has made the decision to leave the club and return to Austria to be with his family.
There has been talk in the past about the player returning to Europe to ply his trade, although it seems that the time has come sooner rather than later, as he now looks to assess his options for the new season.
In other news, City is expected to make more announcements regarding player departures in the comings weeks. Sage Stephens is set to head out the exit door once his contract comes to an end, while sources have indicated that the future of Chris David is also currently up in the air.