NEWS
Monday June 10 2019
Barcelona target Filipe Luis: I have not signed anything

Full-back Filipe Luis has departed Atletico Madrid but insists he has ‘not signed with any team yet’ amid speculation surrounding his future.

The 33-year-old is out of contract at the Wanda Metropolitano this summer and has been strongly linked with a move to Barcelona to provide back-up for Jordi Alba.

However, Brazilian club Flamengo have also been heavily linked while Turkish giants Fenerbahce have also been mentioned with a deal.

“I have not signed with any team yet, I have not said yes to any team and I will not do it until the Copa América finishes,” Filipe Luis explained, as cited by Diario AS.

“I have given my word out of respect for the Brazilian national team, I ask patience to the Flamengo fans and to all the journalists who want to know the future of all the players that are here.

“Many are going to change their teams this summer, but speculation does not help.”

The left-back started his career at Brazilian side Figueirense before moving to European football with a switch to Ajax in 2004 and has also enjoyed stints at Deportivo La Coruna and Chelsea.

Separate reports from his native country confirms an approach from the Catalan giants while Borussia Dortmund are also said to hold an interest in a potential move.

Football Italia website