Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has reported he will resign toward the finish of the season.
Carrick, 36, has played 463 times for United since joining from Tottenham for £18m in 2006 and won 34 England caps.
“There comes a time when your body tells you it is time to stop. That is where I am at,” he said.
Carrick included it was “looking likely” that he will take up the club’s offer of a first-group training part toward the finish of the season.
In January, supervisor Jose Mourinho said he would be “very happy” if Carrick chose to remain at the club in a non-playing limit.
He has been limited to just four appearances this season in view of an irregular heart rhythm.
Carrick stated: “After the heart issue, I had two or three days thinking ‘am I going to carry on?’ I got back fit and wanted to finish on my own terms.
“I need to keep myself fit and ready. Hopefully I can get some game time and I am still enjoying training. I am trying to help a lot more because I understand where I am at.”
Carrick joined West Ham as a youth player and made more than 150 appearances for the Hammers before moving to Spurs in 2004.
After two seasons at White Hart Lane, he secured a move to Old Trafford, where he went ahead to win five Premier League titles and the Champions League and progressed toward becoming club captain following Wayne Rooney’s flight to Everton in the late spring.