Cape Town- Orlando Pirates have confirmed that they have parted ways with defender Caio Marcelo as the player wants to return to Brazil.
Marcelo recently turned down a move to Chippa United on loan citing the fact he was open to moving but to another Absa Premiership side.
However, it now appears he has had a change of heart and has left Pirates with immediate effect.
Last season he made just seven starts in all competitions and managed one goal for the Sea Robbers.
A statement on Bucs' official website said: "Orlando Pirates Football Club has parted ways with Caio Marcelo. The club has agreed to release the player as per his request.
"Marcelo had submitted a request in writing citing homesickness and inability to adjust to his new surroundings as reasons to want to go back to Brazil.
"The club has since acceded to Mr Marcelo's request having spoken to the player and his father. We would like to wish him the best in his future endeavours."