Lille midfielder Maia loaned to Flamengo
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Lille, France, Jan 22, 2020 (AFP) - Lille have loaned Brazilian midfielder Thiago Maia to Flamengo for 18 months, the Ligue 1 club announced on Wednesday.

Bought in 2017 for 14 million euros ($15.5 million), the 22-year-old leaves for his home country after making just three substitute appearances in Ligue 1 and playing once in the Champions League this season.

Maia has played 61 times in the French top flight in total.

In a statement, Lille said that Flamengo have an option to buy at the end of the loan period, with Brazilian media putting the price at eight million euros.

Lille midfielder Maia loaned to Flamengo
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