Alejandro Silva reportedly was met by enthusiastic fans and a horde of media members at the Asuncion, Paraguay, airport on Wednesday, where he is set to join Club Olimpia from the Montreal Impact.
The 29-year-old Uruguayan midfielder is heading back to one of his former teams for a transfer fee that is the biggest in Impact history, per multiple media reports.
Canadian news organization RDS pegged the fee at $4 million.
Silva played just one season in Major League Soccer, appearing in 31 games and starting 27. He scored five goals and notched 11 assists.
Silva started his pro career with Fenix in his native Uruguay. He had two stints with Olimpia, interrupted by a four-year stint with Lanus in Argentina's top division, plus a brief stay with Penarol in Uruguay.
He has appeared four times for the Uruguayan national team.
Olimpia are the reigning champions in Paraguay's top league.