Brazilian striker Adriano has accepted the offer of a short-term contract to rejoin former side Flamengo until December.
Adriano, 30, has enjoyed a tough couple of seasons since returning to Brazilian football, struggling to battle his personal demons and suffering a succession of fitness setbacks.
A powerful forward, "The Emperor" was released by Corinthians in March after a year at the club which brought just four appearances and one solitary goal.
Now, though, Flamengo have offered Adriano the chance to rejoin the club where he enjoyed a succesful loan spell in 2009 and reignite his "Empire of Love" partnership with fellow striker Vagner Love.
"I want to express my gratitude to all those who have supported me," Adriano told Globo Esporte. "Now I want to honor the shirt of the club I call home with plenty of goals. It's impossible to describe the happiness and emotion I am feeling at this moment."
With Flamengo president Patricia Amorim facing upcoming elections, the outcome of Adriano's loan move could decide her fate.
Following a series of high profile issues that saw Ronaldinho depart the club and poor form on the pitch, the mood among supporters is bleak, but the signing of a former favourite should go some way to cooling recent criticisms.