Ipswich bound Noel Hunt has thanked Leeds United fans despite his unsuccessful spell at the club.
Leeds United confirmed earlier today Noel Hunt has been released from his contract.
The striker was surplus to requirements at the club after failing to score a goal since being signed under Brian McDermott.
He recently had a spell on loan at Ipswich Town, where he scored on his debut, but since returned to the club after the agreement expired.
After being released, Hunt took to Twitter to thanks fans and those who he made friends with, and declared his intent to one day return to the city.
Fans need not fear he wants a return to the club, however, simply suggesting he would like to come back to live in the area in the future.
Luck for the rest of the season and for the future. It's a fantastic club/City. I have made a lot of very close family friends here and for— Noel Hunt (@boyhunt) January 7, 2015
that I feel very blessed! I have a home in Leeds and I hope one day to return and live! Once again thanks u very much to people of @LUFC xxx— Noel Hunt (@boyhunt) January 7, 2015
His next move has been revealed by former Leeds star and fellow Irishman Ian Harte, who stated on Twitter that Hunt would be signing permanently with Ipswich Town.
This would be the move Hunt wants, having enjoyed his spell with the Tractor Boys while on loan, who are pushing for promotion, one point off first place and 23 points ahead of Leeds.
It's unfortunate however that Leeds couldn't agree a sale, for they have effectively given him up for free - when they really should have tried harder to convince Ipswich to may money, even a small amount, to take him off their hands permanently.