Real Madrid and one of their Brazilian players, who had previously come back from a career-threatening heart condition, have mutually agreed to have his contract terminated.
Los Blancos failed to offload midfielder Lucas Silva during the latest transfer window, but have now released him as a free agent, according to AS.
The Brazilian leaves the Spanish giants after four years, during which he only made nine first team appearances before a heart condition was detected in 2016.
He joined Real from Cruzeiro in January 2015, and moved to Olympique Marseille on loan six months later, but his poor performances cost him a place in the Brazil squad for the 2016 Olympic Games.
Sporting Lisbon were interested in taking him on loan during the transfer window ahead of the 2016/17 campaign, but a medical detected a cardiac arrhythmia, which saw the deal collapse and led to him being sidelined for a few months.
However, he did recover and returned to Real training in October 2016, but never really made the cut at the Santiago Bernabeu.
An 18-month loan to Cruzeiro followed, but Silva returned to the club after the 2018/19 campaign.
AS has claimed he had no work permit to play in Spain, and was not even allowed to train at Real's facilities in Valdebebas, but was instead training alone in Aravaca.
On Tuesday, the parties agreed to terminate his contract mutually, and he is now available as a free agent.
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