Jozy Altidore has scored 60 goals in 114 appearances for Toronto FC over four seasons. He helped the Canadian franchise secure its first and only MLS Cup in 2017, a year after losing at the same stage on penalties.
He had three goals in eight games in last season's CONCACAF Champions League, including one in the second leg of the final, where Toronto fell to Chivas de Guadalajara on spot kicks.
If those numbers never change, he's at ease with that.
"It's been a terrific time, but at the end of the day, it's a business," Altidore said on the "Max and Herc Podcast," courtesy of ESPN's Jeff Carlisle. "When I say it's bittersweet it's because I've spent four years there. I kind of have roots put down there, my family enjoys it. It's bittersweet in the sense that you have to leave that and go on to something new, but that's the business.
"I'm excited for what's to come, and I've given everything to Toronto FC. I think it was mission complete in terms of going there and winning, which we set out to do. So I look forward to the next challenge. I'm not going to ... there's no hard feelings."
First acquired from Sunderland in a January 2015 swap deal that sent Jermain Defoe back to England, Altidore is entering the final season of his contract with Toronto. Though there have been no reported discussions of a possible extension for the 29-year-old, he suggested Tuesday that he hopes to continue to call BMO Field home beyond 2019.
"I've made my intentions clear," Altidore told the Toronto Star's Laura Armstrong. "I hope the fans know, and all the people know, this is where I want to be, so all I can do is keep reiterating that and hopefully, the rest takes care of itself."
Toronto will also have to decide the futures of captain Michael Bradley and forward Sebastian Giovinco, who have made a combined 308 appearances for the Reds and are also entering the final seasons of their respective contracts.