Sao Paulo have secured the services of Paulo Assuncao from Atletico Madrid, the club announced on Sunday.
The holding midfielder has signed a one-year deal with the Brazil Serie A club.
The 32-year-old had one year left on his contract with the La Liga side, but was free to negotiate terms with other clubs after having reached an agreement with Atletico to terminate his deal.
Assuncao joined Atletico from Porto in 2008 and had made close to 100 official appearances for the club.
He looked back at his time at the Vicente Calderon but admitted he was eager to return to action in Brazil.
“I’ve experienced the best moments of my career at Atletico, winning three European titles. I’ll always remember my time at Atletico,” the midfielder said.
“I hope they do very well this season and achieve their objectives. I’m really excited about returning to Brazil and hope I can continue showing what I can do.”