Melbourne City have confirmed on Monday that Argentinian attacker Fernando Brandan has left the club, effective immediately.
Both parties mutually agreed to terminate the remainder of his deal, allowing the 27-year-old to return to Club Atletico Temperley in the Argentine Primera División this week.
Brandan joined City from Temperley on a loan deal in July 2016.
During his time with the club, he made 19 appearances, including 13 starts, and was part of the team that won the 2016 Westfield FFA Cup final over Sydney FC.
Brandan scored three goals and was a firm fan favourite with City supporters before suffering a serious knee injury in a training mishap in March, just before the 2016/17 Finals Series.