Weymouth Football Club has confirmed that this season's top goalscorer Abdulai Baggie has left the club.

Baggie was offered an improved deal by the club but he has decided that he wishes to play his football elsewhere at a full-time club.

The 27-year-old Sierra Leona international has been involved in more goals than any other Terra this term, scoring 12 times and providing eight assists.

The midfielder posted a message to Terras fans on Twitter, saying: "It is with a very heavy heart that I won't be renewing my contract at Weymouth Football Club and won't be participating in the play-offs if [it] does go ahead.

"This decision I have taken has not been easy because of three amazing seasons at the football club and I have loved my football again. But most of all made great memories along the way with special people.

"Getting promoted last season was the highlight of them all and getting the football club back to National South was always the aim for me and where it at least deserves to be.

"I had to think of what was best for myself and my family, I feel it's the right time for me to move on a personal note and keep progressing with my football.

"I would like to say thank you to manager Mark Molesley, the coaches Tom Prodomo, Brad, Webby, Robbie, Ben, Nick, Andy, Disco, Sam, kitman Dave Tune, and Paul Maitland."

Weymouth manager Mark Molesley said: "Abdulai has gone from strength to strength with Weymouth. There are mixed emotions, we are pleased that we played our part in Baggie fulfilling his ambition of going back to the professional game.

"He has had a fantastic season and I think it’s another great example of players who have done well and gone on to a higher league and professional football from Weymouth. I’m sure he appreciated his time at Weymouth, but his rewards have also been down to him and his work. He has been an important part of our group and our continued success.

"We wish him all the best and we thank him for his commitment."