French strike ace calls it a day.
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Former Manchester United striker Louis Saha has announced his retirement from the game aged 35, Sky Sports reports.
The French international spent the majority of his career in the Premie League with the likes of Newcastle, Fulham, Manchester United, Everton, Spurs and Sunderland and took to social media networking site Twitter to make his announcement.
“I will stop to be call a professionnel footballer and wish many young talent to enjoy as much as me my football. Love you and thx again,” he told his 347,000 followers.
“Want to thks all managers,all staffs,all teammates,all opponents,all fans,for all support and love towards me during my football career.
“I’m a proud man but without you all I won’t be myself now. Thx for the challenges thx for the help thx for the memories thx for the passion.”
Affectionately known by several sets of supporters as ‘King Louis’, he managed to notch up 85 goals in 289 Premier League appearances.
Saha spent four years at Old Trafford and is fondly remembered by current members of the squad. Wayne Rooney was asked which striker he’d enjoyed playing with the most, to which he said; “There are so many but I’m going to say Louis Saha. He was a fantastic player, a real handful for anyone and I just really enjoyed playing off him.
“He was so lively, a real striker who made great runs in behind and who was always making space for others.”
Saha finished his career at Lazio last season where he made six appearances but failed to score. He was capped 20 times by France, and found the net just four times.