AARON Leya Iseka finally left Barnsley FC this week with head coach Neill Collins saying: ‘commitment is a big thing.’

The 26-year-old Belgian striker left on a permanent deal to Greek top flight club OFI Crete.

He was on loan at Israeli club Hapoel Hadera for the first half of the season

Iseka still had 18 months remaining on his four-year contract signed in 2021 and was thought to be the highest paid player at the club despite having not played since a cup game in August 2022.

He scored on his debut for Crete on Wednesday.

Collins told the Chronicle: “I have not got to know Aaron particularly well.

“He’s always been really respectful and polite.

“With his family situation, it was clear he wanted to be somewhere else.

“I don’t know what happened prior to me being here but it’s not been the best situation for either party.

“Hopefully he goes on and enjoys the rest of his career, and we can move on.

“I had seven strikers when I turned up. Seven into two is really difficult even in pre-season.

“We needed to create a pathway for someone like Fabio Jalo. You have to back certain guys.

“Ultimately you need people who want to be here and, Aaron, while always professional, saw his future elsewhere.

“Commitment is a big thing.”