The Rangers teenager only returned to Ibrox from a loan spell last month.
Rangers midfielder Mati Zata has announced on Twitter that he is leaving Ibrox.
It is unclear whether or not Zata has left Rangers for another club - although none have claimed to have signed him as yet.
Providing the 17-year-old's departure came ahead of Wednesday's transfer deadline, however - as is suggested by the timing of his post - he would still be able to join another team outside of the window.
He wrote: "A very sad Day leaving the club that I’ve loved & supported all my life but nothing’s meant to last forever.
"Would like to thank all the players, coaches & parents that have helped me along the way and made it such a memorable experience, wishing all the boys the best of luck".
A very sad Day leaving the club that I’ve loved & supported all my life but nothing’s meant to last forever. Would like to thank all the players, coaches & parents that have helped me along the way and made it such a memorable experience, wishing all the boys the best of luck pic.twitter.com/nm6ZYM2GcQ— Mati Zata (@MatiZata) 31 January 2018
Zata only recently returned to Rangers following a spell on loan at East Kilbride.
The Alloa-born player had spent the best part of five years on the books at Ibrox, but appears to have been some distance away from making a first team breakthrough.
Earlier on Wednesday, Rangers completed the signing of another young Scottish midfielder, Glenn Middleton, on a two-and-a-half year deal from Norwich City.
The 18-year-old reunites with Graeme Murty, the Rangers manager, at Ibrox - 18 months after the Yorkshireman left Carrow Road's academy set up for Glasgow.
Here's how Gers fans are reacting to Zata's exit:
Keep working hard and who knows, one day you could be back. Take Danny Wilson, Andy Halliday, Graeme Dorrans and Jamie Murphy as an example. All the best— The Staunchest (@TheStaunchest) 31 January 2018
Good luck kid— paul smith (@smith8_paul) 31 January 2018
Chin up and prove them wrong
Good luck in the future. You have has a solid grounding which will stand you in good stead. Go and prove them wrong and get them to buy you back for £1 million in 5 years!— Adam Graham (@adamgraham1972) 1 February 2018
Chin up lad, who knows one day you’ll be returning home, all the best— RUMO AO 37 (@BIGBenfica9) 1 February 2018
Best of luck wee man. Hopefully ya will be back in the future— Mark (@markballyduff) 31 January 2018
look at the players who’ve left in recent times only for us to regret it, go prove them wrong wee man!— LIMEY-RFC (@LIMEYUFC) 31 January 2018
You won’t be the first or the last young man. Head up tomorrow is a new opportunity. Sometimes you have to move backwards to go forwards.— Alan N (@alan_nichol) 31 January 2018