Lucas Silva has had his Real Madrid contract cancelled after making just nine appearances in four years at the club following a £10million move from Cruzeiro in 2015.
The midfielder was loaned to Marseille for the 2015-16 season, but then returned to Cruzeiro for three seasons, playing 82 games.
He is now free to search for a new club, with interest both in Europe and back in Brazil.
‘I have one more year of contract and I want to continue in Europe,’ Silva previously told Esporte Interactivo.
‘I train with a physical trainer twice a day to continue at a good level.’
Silva had been set to move to Sporting Lisbon in 2016 when his medical detected a heart problem that scuppered the move and set his career back as he recovers.