Arturo Vidal has revealed that he would like to play for Brazilian giants Flamengo.
Speaking to the club’s YouTube channel, the Bayern Munich midfielder stated: “I like Flamengo. I’m very close to Renato Augusto. He’s a great friend of mine and always talks to me about the club and their fans.
“I’d like to live that energy. Playing for Flamengo, at the Maracana, would be a dream. If they want to contact me, I’m here. We could win the Libertadores, Brasileirão, Carioca… everything!”
Last month, however, the Chilean had stated that he would only leave the Bavarian outfit for only a Champions League contender.
“At this moment everyone knows that I have one year left with Bayern. I am very calm. I know what I am worth. I know when I have to play important matches who I am. That is why there are so many offers when the market opens,” he had revealed.
“This time I’m going to take it easy. My representative Fernando Felicevich is attentive to everything. I will try to rest and recover in the best way to see if I change equipment or not, be one hundred percent.
“If I change my team, it’s going to be for the better. To fight for the Champions League, win titles, fight for important things.”
At 31 years of age, Vidal is still a top player for Munich. He rose to prominence at Bayer Leverkusen at first, while playing alongside Renato Augusto. Juventus paid top dollar for the services of the midfielder, who is one of the hardest working players in world football.
Having missed out on World Cup football this summer with Chile, Vidal has ample time on his hands to make a decision on his future.
He will surely be weighing his options in Europe before a move to South America. Although it is likely that he will retire in his home continent, quite possibly while playing for Flamengo – a club he admires.