Flamengo: Chilean Mauricio Isla arrives at Mengao to replace Rafinha | Brazil

Rafinha had an emotional farewell this Monday

The Chilean international defender Mauritius Island will reinforce the Flamengo replacing the side Rafinha, who left the Rio de Janeiro club to play in Europe with the Greek Olympiacos.

According to versions of the Brazilian press, all the details have already been defined, including salary and bonuses, but the contract has yet to be signed.

Despite the fact that the current Brazilian champion and the Copa Libertadores has not officially announced his hiring, several publications of the player on Instagram take it as a fact since he appears wearing the “mengao” shirt and referring to the most popular club in Brazil.

“Vamos Flamengo” wrote in one of his publications the Chilean defender who is carrying out a specific training job in the Alicante town of La Nucía in Spain.

The 32-year-old player left Turkish Fenerbahçe in June and was listening to offers from various clubs around the world such as Argentine Boca Juniors, Spanish Real Betis or English Leeds, recently promoted to the Premier League and led by Argentine Marcelo Bielsa.

The double champion of America was trained in the lower categories of the Catholic University, he also played in the Italians Udinese, Juventus and Cagliari, in the English Queens Park Rangers, Olympique de Marseille and Fenerbahçe, where he has remained in the last three seasons.

Since 2007, when he was called up for the first time, Isla has played 115 times with the Chilean team jersey, with which he played the Copa América in Brazil last year. EFE


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