Shaun Johnson has taken to Instagram to post a photo of himself signing his release from the Warriors and bid farewell to the club's fans.
Johnson was granted a release by the Warriors on Wednesday, a day after he asked CEO Cameron George and coach Stephen Kearney to be allowed to leave the final year of his contract immediately.
"Maaan where do I start? What a crazy couple of days it's been. To think my time at Mt Smart playing for my hometown team has officially come to an end is one of mixed emotions.. Thank you to the boys and everyone thats been involved with the Warriors over the past 8 years. I really am grateful and will never loose sight of how different my life could be if it wasnt for all of you," he wrote.
"So much has been said publicly over the past month which hasn't been Ideal but is what it is. I've got nothing bad to say about anyone involved with the club, sometimes things just dont work out and I know they will be sweet and take things to where we all want them to be."
Johnson, who has been linked to a switch to the Sharks, did not announce where he intends to play next year.
Taylor believes Johnson will shine in Australia
"I've loved entertaining, chatting and getting photos with you and if ya stay with me I'll continue to do so 😏.. Stay happy fam and thanks for all the positive messages, I'll let ya know what's next once it's all confirmed.
"No hate, all love as always."