Barcelona have released defender Henrique from his contract.

Henrique, who will be released from his deal this summer, cost Barca an initial 8million euros when he joined on a five-year contract from Palmeiras in 2008 but has spent the subsequent four years out on loan.

A statement on Barcelona's website read: "Barcelona announce that the player Henrique Adriano, on loan to Palmeiras until June 30, will on that date rescind his contract with the club which runs until June 30, 2013."