(Reuters) - Former Brazil midfielder Felipe Melo has left Inter Milan and signed a three-year contract with Palmeiras, the Brazilian club said on Sunday.
The tough-tackling enforcer joins the reigning Brazilian champions after two years at Inter and a peripatetic career that also included stints at Juventus, Fiorentina and Galatasaray.
Melo played for Brazil at the 2010 World Cup, where he was sent off in their quarter-final exit to the Netherlands.
He has also played for Gremio, Cruzeiro and Flamengo in his homeland.
“I am making a dream come true returning to Brazil at an age where I can still run and do what I most love,” the 33-year old said in a statement posted on the club’s website.
“It’s a great honour to wear this shirt.”
Reporting by Andrew Downie; editing by Toby Davis