Manchester City Women have confirmed that striker Pauline Bremer will leave the club at the end of the current campaign, when her contract expires.
The 23-year-old German international has scored 24 goals in 43 appearances in all competitions so far but is set to join VfL Wolfsburg.
Bremer told mancity.com: “After three wonderful years in Manchester, I have taken the difficult decision to leave Manchester City and England at the end of this season and accept an offer from VfL Wolfsburg for a new challenge in my career.
“I feel like I have grown as a person and as a player during my time in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League and I will always be thankful for the opportunities that I have had here.
“I believe however that the time is now right for the next chapter in my football journey and I am looking forward to the challenge of playing in the German Bundesliga.
“My only focus between now and May though will be ensuring that we finish the season as strongly as possible and I will be giving everything I have to make sure that the team succeeds.”
Gavin Makel, Head of Women’s Football, added: “This isn’t a decision that Pauline has taken lightly – we fully understand her reasons and she has been a credit to Manchester City during her time at the Club.
“She is a well-liked individual and the kind of player who gives 100% in everything that she does.
“We will wish her well in her next step, but we know that she will continue to give her absolute all in our remaining fixtures this season.”