Werder Bremen have finally confirmed the sale of midfielder Wesley to Brazilian club Palmeiras.
The South American failed to claim a regular berth in the Bundesliga club's starting XI, making just 26 appearances since arriving from Santos in 2010.
He has recently been keeping himself fit with Palmeiras after becoming surplus to requirements in Bremen, who have now reached a formal agreement for the player to make a permanent transfer back to his home country.
"After reaching an agreement with Palmeiras a while ago, the bank guarantees which were necessary to assure the transfer have now arrived," said Bremen director of sport Klaus Allofs.
"Even if the whole procedure has dragged on a little, we were always confident that it would go through since we remained in close contact with the Palmeiras management and all agreements and dates were adhered to."
Wesley's departure comes in the same week that Bremen's Austria international, Marko Arnautovic, was ruled out for six weeks after damaging knee ligaments while training his dog.
Bremen manager Thomas Schaaf told the club's official website: "Marko has told us about the incident. He has sustained an injury.
"It is definitely annoying to see him sustain an injury. Without him we are lacking a valuable striking option in the next few weeks."