Guangzhou Evergrande release Rene Junior

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The Chinese Super League outfit has decide to terminate ’s contract and release the Brazilian midfielder as a free agent, according to reports.

Rene Junior joined in December 2013 for a reported transfer fee of €1 million.

In the first season playing for the club, the Brazilian midfielder was voted one of the best midfielder in the league. He was also Guangzhou Evergrande’s second highest-scoring player that season with 8 goals, only behind his fellow countryman Elkeson.

However, after helping the team won the league title in 2014, Rene Junior didn’t start for Guangzhou Evergrande in the majority of the 2015 campaign. The club agreed to release him from his contract at the start of the 2016 season.

It is unclear which club he will join after leaving , however according to sources, the midfielder said he would like to play in Japan or Brazil.

After the departure of Rene Junior, Guangzhou Evergrande has registered three Brazilian footballers to play in the domestic league, including midfielders Paulinho and Ricardo Goulart, along with striker Elkeson. The team is managed by World Cup winning coach Luiz Felipe Scolari.