Adriano and Atletico Paranaense agree to mutual termination of contract
Former Brazil striker Adriano's return to competititve football has been cut short after he and latest club, Atletico Paranaense, decided to go their separate ways following a short relationship.
Adriano, 32, had been at the Serie A side since January and had spken of a desire to lose weight and get back playing to as high a level as poosible; he scored his first competitive goal in over two years in ht eCopa Libertadores only last week.
It is believed there was a clause in his contract to allow either party to walk away during a certain period and the decision is thought to be a mutual one, Paranaense wishing the former Inter Milan player the best of luck in an official club statement.
Once a feared and prolific forward, Adriano's fall from the limelight had been a steady one but the player still managed to chalk up 27 Brazil goals in 48 appearances for the Selecao.