Vincent Enyeama posts emotional farewell as Lille 'adventure' ends
Vincent Enyeama has shared a message of thanks to the LOSC Lille supporters as his seven-year stay at the club comes to an end.
Having not featured for Les Dogues since April 2017, Enyeama's contract - which was due to end next summer - was terminated by mutual consent on Friday.
Lille confirmed in a statement that the 36-year-old's tenure in northern France had come to an end, with Enyeama subsequently posting his own message of thanks to the LOSC fans.
"The adventure has ended," Enyeama began, writing on his @Vinpee Twitter handle. "I thank the Lille supporters for their incredible support during these seven years, which were, for me, years of happiness and joy.
"Thank you, a thousand times, thank you, for this love that you've given me."
Enyeama arrived at Lille from Hapoel Tel Aviv in 2011, and would go on to make 164 appearances for the club. The highlight perhaps came in the 2013-14 season, when he went within 114 minutes of equalling Gaetan Huard's record for consecutive Ligue 1 minutes without conceding.
"You will always have a special place in my heart," Enyeama added. "Your songs and your cheers will stay engraved forever. Love you guys!
"Thank you also to all of the staff of LOSC, the medical staff, with a particular mention to all of the reserve team in N2 [the French Championnat National 2], and their medical staff."
Enyeama was overlooked by incoming manager Marcelo Bielsa at the start of last season, and never regained his place in the side, making one appearance for LOSC's B team for the duration of the campaign.
The veteran, who also represented Bnei Yehuda in Israel after featuring for Enyimba and Inwuanwanwu Nationale in his homeland, was an Africa Cup of Nations winner with Nigeria in 2013.
He was part of the Super Eagles squad at the World Cups in 2002, 2010 and 2014.