The 25-year-old may be on his way to the Premier League or Spanish top flight after confirming his retirement from the Maroons
Cameroon prospect Gael Ondoua announced his departure from the Swiss Super League, Servette, on Thursday.
The statement, made on the midfielder’s social media accounts, comes as a shock, and Ondoua is considered one of the Maroons’ best players.
In his more than two seasons at the club, Ondoua – who joined from Anzhi Makhachkala – has played in 54 league games with three goals to his credit.
“Dear fans, after spending two and a half years at Servette FC in Geneva, it’s time for me to go to other horizons,” the 25-year-old wrote on Instagram.
“First of all, I want to thank the first person who believed in me by giving me the chance to join this legendary club, Mr. Gerard Bonneau, to join.
“I would also like to thank the two presidents for representing me. Didier Fischer, mr. Pascal Besnard and the entire coaching staff (Alain Geiger, Bojan Dimic, Mathieu Degrange, Anthony Garnier, Daniel Blanco, Mathieu Feigean, Frederic Dubrana, my friend Lionel Pizzinat, Loic Luscher, Maxime Reymond, Marc Estoppey and all the others) medical staff (Dr. Finn Malher, Dr. Laurent Coglin, Manu Bovin, Christophe Hartmann, Bastien Veillard), plus the stewards (Jean Campart and Jose Oliveros).
‘To my representative, AC Link Agency, who has always been there and supported me through all his years. My teammates, of course, you with whom I had to share this adventure, in good and bad times.
“We shared the joys, the victories, but also the defeats, the most difficult periods, but we have always remained united. Finally, to our 12th player, those for whom football is more than a passion (the grenade division and the others), I heard it before I arrived, this audience singing from the first to the last moment, the fans which never whistles.
‘Since my first walk in the Praille Stadium, you have supported me in the good times and in the finest times. When our team went through difficult times, your love for the club gave me the strength to defend the jersey.
‘I tried to give the best of myself every time I stepped into the jersey on the field. The Servettian always moves forward and above all always #SterkerTogether, as a family. In both victory and defeat, the Servettians will always stand up.
Good luck to all my teammates, staff and management. Servettian one day, Servettian forever. The best is yet to come. “
Although he is linked with a move to the English Premier League or the Spanish elite division, Ondoua is expected to announce his destination in the coming days.