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DONE DEAL: Flamengo deal in ex-Arsenal defender David Luiz

Released Arsenal defender David Luiz has signed an 18-month contract with Flamengo.

The 34-year-old departed the Emirates in July after the club decided not to extend his contract as they were keen to get his £100,000-a-week salary off their wage bill.

The Brazilian international paper signed a Flamengo contract until December 2022 on Friday night, following meetings with his agent Julio Taran and the the club's hierarchy.

Luiz would be the third former Premier League player to make the move to Flamengo this summer, with the Brazilian outfit snapping up Manchester United's Andreas Pereira and Chelsea's Kenedy on loan deals from the English clubs.

The defender has not played in his home country since leaving Vitoria for Benfica on an initial loan deal in 2007, before making the move permanent that year.


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