Port Vale announced on Tuesday that striker Carlos Saleiro had left the club by mutual consent.
Our reporting on this story has been delayed by our journey to Vale Park but here is the press release from the club:
We can today confirm the mutual termination of the contract of striker Carlos Saleiro with immediate effect.
Having moved to England from Portugal over the summer, the striker has found it difficult to adjust to life in the country.
Therefore, Carlos will now return back to Portugal following the cancellation of his contract with the club.
This now frees up funds for manager Bruno Ribeiro to begin searching for a replacement for Saleiro, with two weeks of the window remaining.