Only the formalization was expected, now it has also arrived. Arturo Vidal is a new player for Flamengo. This was announced by the same Brazilian club, which presented the former Juventus and Inter midfielder in style in the extraordinary environment of “Maracana”, in front of 80,000 spectators, on the occasion of the Brazil Cup match against Atletico Mineiro.
“King Arturo” has already received the warm embrace of his new fans and, through his Instagram profile, he did not hide his joy for the successful outcome of the deal: “Today a lifelong dream comes true. Flamengo, now I’m Mengao!”
Vidal’s adventure with Inter had already ended on Monday July 11, when the Milanese club announced the consensual termination of the contract.
Therefore, the Chilean champion leaves European football after 15 years marked by experiences at Bayer Leverkusen, Juventus, Bayern Munich and of course Inter.
15 years in which he was “sanctified” as one of the strongest midfielders of his generation and won five Serie A titles, three Italian Super Cups, two Italian Cups, three Bundesliga titles, one German Cup, two Super Cups German, a La Liga and a Spanish Super Cup.
He joined Flamengo on an 18-month contract that expires in December 2023 and, for the first time in his career, will wear the number 32.