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The Chilean international midfielder, Arturo Vidal has transferred to Brazilian club Flamengo after two seasons at Italian club Inter Milan. “Today a dream I had all my life comes true. Now I am Meng

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SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) — The After two seasons at Inter Milan, Chilean international Arturo Vidal has signed a free move to Brazilian club Flamengo.

“Today, a lifelong goal of mine has come true. Using Flamengo’s nickname, “Mengo,” Vidal wrote on Instagram.

Flamengo defeated Atletico Mineiro 2-0 at home on Wednesday, advancing to the Brazilian Cup quarterfinals. Vidal was in attendance. Giorgio de Arrascaeta, a Uruguayan international, scored both goals. Mineiro had dominated the earlier encounter, triumphing 2-1.

Flamengo’s contract with the 35-year-old midfielder is expected to expire in December of next year, according to Brazilian media reports.

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In 2005, Vidal began his professional career with Colo Colo, a Chilean soccer powerhouse. He transferred to Bayer Leverkusen two years later. Until 2011, he moved to Juventus, then to Bayern Munich, then to Barcelona, where he signed a contract in 2018.

The Italian, German, and Spanish leagues all have four of his titles between them (1).

Chile won the Copa America in 2015 and ’16, and Vidal represented the country at the 2010 and 2014 World Cups.

With 21 points after 16 games, Flamengo sits ninth in the Brazilian championship, nine points behind league-leader Palmeiras.

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Flamengo and Corinthians will meet in the Copa Libertadores quarterfinals in August.

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