The Brazilian club has just announced the arrival of Kenedy’s arrival from Chelsea and is also very close to signing the loan of Andreas Pereira from Manchester.
Flamengo begins to be scary. The Brazilian team’s squad that already has very notable names to be the squad with the greatest potential of all the teams in South America, but from the board of directors they are not satisfied with that, the Rio de Janeiro club wants to mark an era of hegemony.
If, before this market, Mengão was already recognized as a clear favorite to win the Copa Libertadores, after the announcement of Kenedy’s arrival from Chelsea after his time on loan in Spain, to which a second bombshell can be added: Andreas Pereira would be very close to arriving from Manchester United on a year-long loan.
The youth forward Kenedy, however, will not be able to join the team because he tested positive in a test carried out by Chelsea doctors and has not been able to embark for Rio de Janeiro.
The two names that seem to be arriving in this market at Flamengo, will join Gabigol, Filipe Luís, Diego Alves or Diego Ribas, all of them elite players with previous experience in Europe, and who are now in a status of The most important players in all the leagues in South America, that is, Renato Gaucho’s are adding more fuel to the fire to a team that already dominated the entire continent.
Very important player profile
These two arrivals, one confirmed and the other very close to being, have two key characteristics in common: both are players of a good age to continue at the highest level for many years, and both with experience in major European leagues, a player profile that without doubtless it is scarce in the rival teams of Flamengo.
Generation of 1996
It is curious that both Kenedy, Pereira, and Gabigol are attacking players, who are going to join a project, and all of them were born in 1996, which surely means that they know each other perfectly from categories lower. Central defender Leo Pereira is another Flamengo player born in the same year.
Against Barcelona SC in the semis of the Copa Libertadores?
With a dream performance from Uruguayan Giorgian de Arrascaeta, Flamengo qualified for the semifinals of Libertadores 2021 by crushing Paraguayan Olimpia 5-1 on Wednesday in Brasilia.
Mengão will face in the semis the winner of the series between Fluminense and Barcelona Sporting Club, which collide this Thursday, August 19 (19:30) in Guayaquil. In the Maracana they tied 2-2. (D)