Renato Augusto returning to Brazil

Bayer 04 Leverkusen are saying goodbye to Renato Augusto who will be returning to his home country of Brazil to play for newly-crowned FIFA Club World Cup holders Corinthians.

The skilful midfielder joined the Werkself in 2008 from CR Flamengo, going on to play 101 times and scoring 9 goals in the Bundesliga. Injuries this season have restricted Renato Augusto to just 6 substitute appearances this season.

His contract with Corinthians is effective as of 1 January 2013.