It has been clear for some time that Porto did not intend to keep Josue this season. With the arrivals of Oliver Torres, Casemiro, Brahimi, and Evandro, little space has been reserved for Josue. After being absent at the official squad presentation, it was clear that Josue would not be at Porto this season, but the question remained as to where he would be playing his football.
After being heavily linked to newly-promoted French side Metz, as well as Deportivo, Napoli, Lazio, and Eskisehirspor, Josue has joined Turkish side Bursaspor on a season-long loan. Bursaspor is a club which has found success in recent years, cementing itself as an upper-mid-table team in the Turkish league. The team has not finished below eighth-place since the 2007-2008 season, and more recently won the league during the 2009-2010 season. Though a title challenge is most likely on the cards, Josue is joining a stable club, where he has the opportunity to play regularly alongside the likes of Fernando Belluschi, Taye Taiwo, Sebasitan Frey, and Jimmy Briand.