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It surprised everyone: Felipe Melo signed a two-season contract with Fluminense

Felipe MeloThe 38-year-old will extend his professional career and will continue playing until he is 40. After winning the Libertadores Cup with Palmeiras, the midfielder was loose in the square. Despite the rumors that always place him in Boca Juniors, This Monday, the experienced athlete wore the jersey of Fluminense.

“Fluminense agreed this Monday (December 13) to hire defensive midfielder Felipe Melo. The 38-year-old player signed a contract with the Tricolor until December 2023says the official note posted on the website of the Rio de Janeiro entity. Precisely, that city saw the birth of the midfielder, who made his debut with the rival of his new team: Flamengo.

However, to settle any controversy about his past, the ‘Commander’ sent a clear message to the ‘torcedores’. Today Fluminense is my home and without a doubt I will make the Fluminense shirt my second skin. It is the least I can do for a club so great that it opened its doors for me at this time “, indicated about his commitment.

“I’m a guy who is loyal to someone who is loyal to me, who gives me the opportunity. Then My loyalty is total to Fluminense, a club that opened its doors to me and this is priceless for me. Being able to reach a club of such greatness as Fluminense and generating expectations is very important, a reason for great pride “added.

Melo, who passed through Cruzeiro and Gremio, wishes to continue raising trophies. “I have one more responsibility, which is to be able to honor my parents, who are tricolor. I want to win titles here, as I promised. I come here to fight for the Brazilian Championship, Carioca Championship, Copa do Brasil, Libertadores “, he expressed.

On his side, the president of ‘Flu’, Mario Bittencour, welcomed the World Cup player and appreciated the signing. “He is a great player with a winning profile and a resume that speaks for itself. It is part of our project to build a great team, which is in search of important goals. I’m sure it will help us a lot “, Held.

Felipe Melo returned to Brazil in 2017 to sign for Palmeiras, an entity with which he won a Brasileirao, a Brazil Cup and two Libertadores. Previously, the midfielder toured European football playing for the Spanish Mallorca, Racing Santander, Almería; the Italians Fiorentina, Juventus and Inter Milan; and the Turk Galatasaray.

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