Ecuador international striker Edmundo Zura has quit Australian A-League champions Newcastle Jets citing personal reasons, the club said on Monday.
Zura, 25, who played nine games for the Jets this season without scoring a goal, requested a termination of his one-year loan deal and will return home later Monday, the club said.
Zura told the Jets he was unable to settle on or off the field.
"We can understand that he misses his homeland, his family, and the way of life that he is comfortable with," Jets' chief executive John Tsatsimas said in a statement.
"It's not easy to travel to another country and settle immediately, particularly when there is such a large language barrier there. So we would not stand in his way in returning to Ecuador, which is where he wants to be."
Zura's mid-season exit follows the Jets' ill-fated signing last season of ageing Brazilian striker Mario Jardel, who was released after failing to score in 11 appearances.