Ambitious Brazilian club Fluminense have signed former Portugal international Deco on a two-year contract. The 32-year-old, who arrived at the side via a free transfer, will reportedly earn $9 million a year at his new club.
Deco had been informed by Chelsea earlier in the summer that he was free to look for a new club as he did not feature in manager Carlo Ancelotti's plans for the 2010-11 campaign.
The Brazilian-born Portuguese international had admitted he wanted to play for Fluminense and end his playing career in his native country Brazil, and is now set to fulfil his ambition.
Deco joined Chelsea from Barcelona in 2008 but never secured a consistent starting role for the Blues in the Premier League. He started his footballing career with Brazilian giants Corinthians and moved to current Portuguese champions Benfica in 1997.
After winning the Champions League with FC Porto in 2004, Deco moved to Spanish giants Barcelona with whom he won two Primera Division titles and the European Cup in 2006.