Flamengo complete signing of Arturo Vidal ‘on 18-month deal’
Flamengo completes Arturo Vidal signing ‘on an 18-month contract’ as former Juventus midfielder sniffs Boca Juniors to join the Brazilian side on a free transfer from Inter Milan
- Inter Milan midfielder Arturo Vidal has joined Brazilian giants Flamengo
- The 35-year-old leaves Italy on a free transfer after two seasons with Inter
- Flamengo was quick to sign after interest from Boca Juniors
Arturo Vidal has joined Brazilian giant Flamengo on a free transfer from Inter Milan after choosing to turn down Boca Juniors in their bid to sign him.
Flamengo advanced talks to bring the Chilean midfielder to Brazil after Argentina’s Boca Juniors attempted to hijack the deal.
Vidal leaves Serie A team Inter Milan on a free transfer after spending two years in Italy and arrives in South America on an 18-month contract until December 2023. Globo.
The Brazilian club could unveil their new star announcement as early as next week as their league season is in full swing and Flamengo languishes in seventh place.
Arturo Vidal joins Brazilian Flamengo on an 18-month contract until December 2023
Vidal won the Serie A title during his two-year spell with Inter Milan after joining the club in 2020
Vidal faced disciplinary action from his previous club after indicating in an interview earlier this year that he wanted to join his new squad.
Chilean team-mate and former Arsenal and Manchester United forward Alexis Sanches is also expected to leave Inter Milan this summer.
Vidal made 41 appearances for the Italian side last season, despite reportedly falling out of favor with the club’s hierarchy.
The central midfielder has scored three goals and provided six assists in all competitions, while Inter finished two points behind champions AC Milan.
The 35-year-old is leaving European football after a successful career playing for some of the world’s biggest clubs, including Juventus, Bayern Munich and Barcelona since leaving Bayern Leverkusen in 2011.
Vidal has played for many European giants during his career, including Spain’s Barcelona
He was previously touted as a potential transfer target by Manchester United and Tottenham, but never made the move to the Premier League.
Vidal becomes the second Inter Milan player to join Flamengo in two years, after Gabriel Barbosa sealed a transfer to the club in 2020 for an undisclosed fee.