The transfer fee involved will be in the region of €9 million, and the player will sign a deal until 2027. Atlanta United have confirmed the deal in an official statement. Since signing from Lille in summer of 2021, he has made 56 appearances, scoring 11 goals and assisting 12 times.
Luiz Araujo to sign for Flamengo in summer 2023
“We signed Luiz two years ago from the French champions and are sending him to the reigning Copa Libertadores champions,” Atlanta United Vice President and Technical Director Carlos Bocanegra said.
“Ultimately, this was an opportunity that suits both parties well and gives us enough time to plan and evaluate as we’ll be actively seeking reinforcements in the Summer Transfer Window. We wish Luiz the best of luck at Flamengo and in his future endeavors.”
Alongside Luiz Araujo, Flamengo are also keeping tabs on a defensive midfielder to join them. They haven’t advanced in negotiations with any player as of yet, but are on the lookout to strengthen that position.
The winger has been unable to live up fully to expectations since his arrival two years ago. A designated player spot has opened up for Atlanta United now, and it will be interesting to see how they fill it up.