The economic power of the Brazilian market is remarkable and marks a big difference to the rest of South America year after year. Flamengo, who had already added the likes of Everton and Arturo Vidal to that transfer book, have now announced the arrival of another member of the Chilean squad: Eric Thumb.
THUMB, TO FLAMENGO
This Friday, the Fla made the arrival of the 28-year-old midfielder official, arriving in Italy from Fiorentina. The native of Antofagasta, who played 37 games in La Roja, paid for 80% of the pass from Rio de Janeiro 2,800,000 euros. With this new reinforcement The players led by Dorival Júnior are preparing to the maximum to face Corinthians for the Copa Libertadores quarterfinals.
With steps through Deportes Antofagasta and Universidad Católica in his country, Pulgar had an extensive tour of Europe, where he played for seven years. In 2015 he came to Bologna and four years later his great performances made Fiorentina cast her eyes on him. There he played 82 games, scoring eight goals and preparing twelve times. Nonetheless, his stay at La Fiore was cut short by a loan trip to Turkey to play for Galatasaray.
The Chilean likes to wear Carioca’s team jersey. (Twitter: @Flamengo).
midfield player joins the arrivals of Arturo Vidal and Everton, the Brazilian Flamengo paid a fortune for (14 million euros). For his part, King had arrived on a free transfer after his time at Inter. The former Barcelona’s confirmation caused a furore and created the illusion of millions of Mengão fans. who can dream of it in their desire to win the Copa Libertadores again.
Pulgar was given number 12. (Twitter: @Flamengo).
FOURTEEN STICKS FOR EVERTON
Besides Pulgar and Vidal, Flamengo bought Everton Cebolinha, a 26-year-old left winger who once shone at Gremio, for €14m (it was later sold for 20 million) and that came from Benfica.
Everton know what it’s like to play libertadores and champions. (Photo by PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA / AFP).
After making inferios at Fortaleza and Gremio, he made 93 appearances for Benfica and made a good contribution to the team, scoring 15 goals and assisting 18 times. In terms of his performance in the Brazil side, Everton has played 25 games and while he hasn’t been called up in those recent calls, he is one of the players Tite will follow who are considering him.
KEEPS THE CRACKS
The Fla isn’t just a spending machine when it comes to signing players, it keeps them too. In order to survive in the triple competition (Brasileirao, Copa do Brasil and Copa Libertadores), Dorival Júnior needs a broad squad full of hierarchies. That’s why the club recently managed to renew Gabigol, a striker who came from Inter for €17,500,000.
Gabigol, Flamengo’s main weapon. (Photo by MARTIN BERNETTI / AFP).
Since wearing the Flamengo shirt, Gabriel Barbosa has become an idol for the people and has already made 162 appearances, scored 102 goals and provided 29 assists. Enormous numbers. Nevertheless, Gabigol’s contract expires on December 31, 2024 and the management is already considering a renewed extension. There will certainly be no economic problems and they will continue to intensify in the meantime.