RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) — Flamengo have reached a deal to sign David Luiz on a free transfer, according to widespread reports in the Brazilian press.
The 34-year-old agreed to personal terms of a contract that runs until December 2022 during talks with the Rio de Janeiro club’s representatives on Friday, Globo Esporte reported.
It added that his official presentation to the local media and fans would occur on Monday.
Luiz, who has been capped 57 times for Brazil, has been without a club since parting ways with Arsenal in June. He had also been linked with Italian sides Lazio and Salernitana.
The central defender began his career with Brazilian outfit Vitoria, where his impressive performances earned him a move to Benfica in 2007. He later had spells with Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain before spending the past two years at Arsenal.
Luiz is the latest in a series of high-profile players to sign with Brazilian clubs in recent weeks, including Atletico Mineiro pair Hulk and Diego Costa, Corinthians midfielder Renato Augusto and Botafogo defender Rafael da Silva.