Nadeshiko Japan captain Saki Kumagai has announced she will depart Bayern Munich in the German women's top flight at the end of the season.

The 32-year-old defensive stalwart is set to appear in Bayern's final league game of the season at home to Potsdam on Sunday.

Saki Kumagai. (Getty/Kyodo)

"I was really happy to play alongside the best friends I met at this club," Kumagai wrote on her Instagram account.

Kumagai's two seasons with Bayern followed an eight-year stint with French side Lyon that included five Champions League titles.

One of Japan's longest-serving internationals, Kumagai was part of the Nadeshiko squad that won the 2011 Women's World Cup and were runners-up four years later.

An Olympic silver medalist in 2012, Kumagai is in line to represent Japan at her fourth World Cup this summer in New Zealand and Australia.

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