Brazil international striker Alexandre Pato shas left Chinese Super League side Tianjin Tianhai, the former AC Milan forward announced on social media.
Pato, who joined the club two years ago from Villarreal, released a statement on Instagram declaring his stint in China was over.
“I’d like to inform you that my adventure in China has come to an end,” the 29-year-old said.
“These two years in China were full of happy moments and new experiences. I am quite sure that China made me grow up as a man, I learnt (a) different culture and habits of this great country.
“I’m proud for sharing my love for football, for giving my contribution to Chinese football and for helping the team with my goals to reach the Asian Champions League for the first time … and to win against many strong opponents.
“I would like to thank my club, my team mates, coaches, all the working people in the club, my fans who always supported me with love and all the nice Chinese people I met during these two years in China.”
The cancellation of his contract with Tianjin means Pato is now a free agent and expected to return to his native Brazil after a successful two-year spell in the CSL.
Pato joined Tianjin Quanjian following the club’s promotion to the top flight of Chinese football at the end of the 2016 season and his 15 goals in his debut campaign were vital to the club securing a top three finish at the end of their first year.