Former Cardiff City striker Rob Earnshaw confirms Toronto departure

Robert Earnshaw

Wales striker Robert Earnshaw has confirmed he will not be returning to Major League side Toronto next season.

The 32-year-old joined Toronto from Cardiff City in February 2013 and scored eight goals in 23 games for the club.

The ex-Norwich City and West Bromwich Albion player is now free to talk to other clubs.

"Ryan Nelsen [Toronto manager] wanted me to stay but certain things cannot be controlled," Earnshaw said on Twitter.

"Now I have to take some time to make some decisions where I play.

"I'm excited for the next chapter and what will happen. I have to make big decisions and it's all good."

Toronto, managed by former Blackburn defender Nelsen, recently signed England striker Jermaine Defoe from Spurs.

Zambian-born Earnshaw has won 58 caps for Wales but has not appeared for the national side since the friendly against Bosnia-Hercegovina in August 2012.

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