When Brazilian journalist Mauro Cezar Pereira reported Pablo Mari’s transfer from Manchester City to Flamengo last night, things still weren’t very clear.
The report claimed that there was an agreement between clubs, although other websites claimed that the player was actually a free agent, so the Premier League side wouldn’t need to be involved.
Even reliable website Globo Esporte said Mari’s contract with Manchester City had just expired, so he would be leaving the club for free.
Now it looks like Mauro Cezar Pereira has updated his story with a few more details. He claims that Mari’s contract with Manchester City would run until the next summer, and Flamengo have spent €1.3m to sign him.
When announcing the signing today, the Brazilian club confirms they’ve ‘bough the player from Manchester City’, so the Premier League champions indeed made some money with his sale.
Pablo Marí signed for Manchester City on a move from Gimnastic back in 2016. He’s had loan deals at Girona, NAC Breda and Deportivo La Coruña, for whom he made 38 appearances last season. He now takes a new challenge in South American football.