Caley Thistle midfielder Marley Watkins is expected to confirm his departure from the Highland club this week.
Watkins was influential in Inverness’ Scottish Cup triumph on Saturday, scoring the opener and creating James Vincent’s winning goal in Caley Jags’ 2-1 win against Falkirk.
But it looks likely to be Watkins’ final game for the club, with the 24-year-old expected to turn down the offer of a new contract beyond the summer.
Watkins has spent two years with Inverness after his move from Hereford United in 2013.
He said: “I will make my decision in the week and I’ll let everyone know.
“But whatever happens it’s been a great journey, a great place and the best time of my football career.”
Watkins took part in Caley Jags’ cup celebrations at Northern Meeting Park yesterday, with around 5,000 supporters turning up to watch their winners parade the trophy.
The midfielder was overwhelmed by the reaction to Inverness’ first major silverware and was thrilled to play such a crucial part in the victory against the Bairns.
Watkins added: “It’s unbelievable, a dream come true. To see the people like this shows what it means to them and we are so happy that we’ve done it for them.
“As a kid I just didn’t think about things like this. I didn’t see it coming. But it’s unbelievable now it has happened and I just want to be able to cherish the moment.
“I was a bit lucky at the winning goal when the goalkeeper parried my shot and I know I should have passed it. But I was just happy that I played well.
“When James tapped it in I was happy for him because he is one of my best mates.
“He was giving me some stick for not passing it but it all worked out well in the end.”