Flamengo confirm signing of David Luiz

Source: Xinhua| 2021-09-12 08:34:48|Editor: huaxia

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Flamengo have completed the signing of defender David Luiz on a free transfer, the Brazilian Serie A club said on Saturday.

The 34-year-old will be tied to the Rio de Janeiro outfit until December 2022 and will reportedly earn a salary of 3.5 million U.S. dollars a year.

"The fans asked and we answered," read a statement on Flamengo's official website. "David Luiz is Flamengo's new center-back."

Luiz is the third high-profile player to join Flamengo in the mid-year transfer window, following the arrivals of Andreas Pereira and Kenedy on loan deals from Manchester United and Chelsea, respectively.

Capped 57 times for Brazil's national team, Luiz has been without a club since parting ways with Arsenal in June. He had also been linked with Italian sides Lazio and Salernitana.

The central defender began his career with Brazilian outfit Vitoria, where his impressive performances earned him a move to Benfica in 2007. He later had spells with Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain before spending the past two years at Arsenal.

Flamengo, who have won the past two Brazilian top flight titles, are currently fifth in the Serie A standings, eight points behind leaders Atletico Mineiro but with two games in hand. Enditem

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