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TITE'S ASSISTANT REVEALS REASON FOR RETURN ON FLAMENGO'S RIGHT SIDE - CHECK OUT

Varela was the starter in Mais Querido's victory against Fluminense

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Guilhermo Varela was the starter in the victory of Flamengoagainst Fluminense 2-0, last Sunday (25). After the game, Tite's assistant, Matheus Bachi, spoke about the use of full-backs during the season and highlighted that the Uruguayan was selected according to the opponent.

"Varela is a great player, Wesley is a great player. We work with great players. We have knowledge of what the opponent does. We don't want to expose the athletes, but we always place roles that we believe they can perform. Today he was very solid defensively", said Matheus Bachi, about Varela.

"Even with superiority on his side, our behavior meant that we no longer suffered. We understand these processes, we also understand the size of Flamengo's shirt. With a little patience, I'm sure that whoever we have will be able to handle the message. It's already giving", he concluded.

WESLEY AND VARELA SEASON

The main team of Flamengo took to the field in ten matches, eight of which were official and two were friendlies . Thus, Varela is the one who played the most on the right side of Mais Querido. The athlete played seven times, scoring one goal, having an average of 69 minutes on the field in total. However, Wesley played six matches, having only one less, with a score of 56.

FOCUS ON THE NEXT MATCH

In this way, with Varela and Wesley available, the squad do Flamengo reappears on CT Ninho do Urubu on the afternoon of this Tuesday (27th), to begin preparations for the next match, against Madureira, on Saturday (2nd), at 4pm, at Maracanã.




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REVEALED AT VITÓRIA, DAVID LUIZ RETURNS TO BARRADÃO AFTER MORE THAN 11 MILLION IN RESALE

Player is the third defender who moved the most money in football

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The match between Vitória and Flamengo, scheduled for this Wednesday and valid for the last round of the first round of the Brazilian Championship, will mark the return of David Luiz to Barradão after 17 years. The player revealed at Fábrica de Talentos left Toca do Leão in February 2007, after being one of the highlights in the Serie C campaign the previous year.

After playing for Benfica, Chelsea, Paris Saint- Germain and Arsenal throughout almost 15 years in European football, David Luiz returned to Brazil to wear red and black, but from Rio de Janeiro. When the defender was announced by Flamengo, in 2021, Vitória was experiencing the drama of yet another relegation to the Third Division.


The crisis at the training club delayed the reunion, but with Vitória back among the elite of the national football, David Luiz returns home. Even if it's just to visit the stadium where he took his first steps in his professional career. The defender, now 37 years old, arrived at Toca do Leão when he was 14 and remained there until he was 20.


Série C and first sale

David Luiz debuted as a professional player at the age of 18, in 2005. But it was in the following season that the defender made history at the club as a fundamental player during the promotion campaign in Series C. At the time, he played alongside Wallace and Anderson Martins, also defenders. revealed at Toca do Leão.


David Luiz played for Barradão for the last time on January 28, 2007, when Vitória won 5-0 at Catuense, in a match valid for the fifth round of the Campeonato Baiano. That day, Rubro-Negro was lined up with: Rafael Córdova; Apodi, Sandro, David Luiz and Alysson (Anderson Rodrigues); Vanderson, Garrinchinha, Luiz Carlos Capixaba (Itacaré) and Cléber; Índio and Joãozinho (Pantico).

Days later, Vitória agreed a loan with Benfica, who had an option to buy the defender and exercised this right in May of the same year. That was the first of many transfers in David Luiz's career. He is the third defender who generated the most money in the history of football, according to the list on the website transfermarkt.

1-Josko Gvardiol: R$ 768 million in two transfers;

2-David Luiz: R$ 720 million in five transfers.

Red and black profit

Vitória pocketed just R$1.9 million when it loaned and sold David Luiz to Benfica in 2007. But he continued to profit from the defender because of FIFA's Solidarity Mechanism. The instrument has been in force since 2001 and was created to reward the investment made by clubs in training athletes.

The training period takes place between the ages of 12 and 23, and the club is entitled to 5% of future international negotiations, with the amount being proportional to the athlete's time with the team. In the case of David Luiz, the six years he spent at Toca do Leão are worth it.

After Benfica, the defender was traded to Chelsea, and from there he left to defend Paris Saint-Germain in the Until then, the biggest sale of a defender in the history of football: R$152 million. The defender also returned to the Blues in a new transfer that supplied the coffers of Toca do Leão.


Money received by Vitória in the David Luiz transfers:

Sale to Benfica (2007): R$1.9 million;

Sale to Chelsea (2011): R$2.1 million ;

Sale to PSG (2014): R$4.2 million;

Sale to Chelsea (2016): R$3.4 million;

Sale to Arsenal (2019): did not receive payment because they are clubs from the same country;

Exit to Flamengo (2021): free of charge.


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SÃO PAULO TAKES A HAT AT FLAMENGO AND ANNOUNCES HIRING A MIDFIELD PLAYER

Athlete arrives from Lazio to reinforce the tricolor until June 2025

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São Paulo announced this Tuesday the signing of midfielder Marcos Antônio. The 24-year-old player, who belongs to Lazio, from Italy, was also in Flamengo's sights, but chose to join Tricolor Paulista. He arrives on a one-year loan, valid until June 30, 2025.

In his first statements as a São Paulo player, Marcos Antônio expressed great enthusiasm: “It’s a moment of great joy and happiness, a different feeling. I'm happy with the opportunity to play for São Paulo and I hope to help my new teammates. We're going to play together with our fans to achieve the club's goals," the midfielder told the club's official website.



NEGOTIATION DETAILS

For the loan, São Paulo will pay 150 thousand euros (approximately R$906 thousand). The contract includes a mandatory buyout clause if the player participates in 50% of the games during the loan period, with a minimum of 45 minutes played in each match.

If this condition is met, the purchase price is set at 4.2 million euros (around R$25.3 million), which will be paid in installments over the three seasons of the contract, from the middle of 2025 to mid-2027.



ALISSON REPLACEMENT

Marcos Antônio was on loan to PAOK, from Greece, before agreeing with São Paulo. He arrives to replace Alisson, who fractured his right ankle last Wednesday and had to undergo surgery. Revealed by Athletico-PR, Marcos Antônio built a successful career in Europe, and now returns to Brazil to reinforce the tricolor midfield.


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TITE GETS IMPORTANT REINFORCEMENT FOR GAME AGAINST VITÓRIA, FOR BRASILEIRÃO

Mais Querido returns to the field this Wednesday (24)

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The Flamengoreturns to the field this Wednesday (24), against Vitória, at Barradão. For the confrontation, coach Tite will be able to count on the return of a player. This is Allan who served an automatic suspension after receiving his third yellow card.

The midfielder received a yellow card against Fortaleza, in the 16th round of the Brasileirão, On that occasion, the player was fouled to kill an attack from the Ceará team and won the third card. Thus, he had to serve a suspension in the clash against Criciúma.

SKILLS FOR TITE

With Allan's return, Tite will only have one absence: Bruno Henrique. The attacker from Mais Querido has been missing from the team since July 6th, when he suffered a sprained ankle. Therefore, shirt 27 remains under the care of the medical department and will soon begin the transition to the field.

FLAMENGO SITUATION IN BRASILEIRÃO

Flamengo managed to beat Criciúma 2-1. In this way, Mais Querido reached 34 points, but remains in third place, behind Palmeiras, 36 and Botafogo, 39. Vitória is fighting to avoid entering the relegation zone, as it only scored 15 points in 18 rounds.

FOCUS ON THE NEXT CONFRONTATION


Thus, with Allan available, the red and black squad continues preparing for the game against Vitória, in the 19th round. Rubro-Negro faces the Bahian team next Wednesday (24), at 8pm, at Barradão.



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