Terengganu FA striker Paulo Rangel has been released from his contract by mutual agreement.
The 30-year-old Brazilian had not featured for the Malaysian Super League side after being handed a three-month ban by the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) in June for violent conduct.
It led to the speculation that the ban pushed him for an exit with Rangel reportedly tried to get out of his contract when in hiatus period but was rejected by the Turtles.
However, the secretary general of Terengganu, Arpin Draman revealed that the former Selangor talisman is now a free agent and will be available to sign with any clubs next season.
“From the meeting with Rangel as well as his agent this morning, we have agreed to end the contract by mutual agreement,” he told Berita Harian.
“Rangel wants us to buy him flight ticket back to Brazil on November 5 and we have agreed to do so. He is now free to find a new club and we now have time to find an adequate replacement.”
Rangel, who arrived from Perak in November 2014, scored 16 goals during his spell with Terengganu this season.