NEWS
Tuesday July 23 2019
Filipe Luis joins Flamengo after Atletico Madrid exit

Former Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis has returned to Brazil and has joined Flamengo as a free agent, it has been confirmed.

The veteran full-back saw his contract at Los Rojiblancos expire this summer and despite suggestions that there were no negotiations for a new deal, he has now left La Liga.

Atleti have already signed his fellow Brazilian Renan Lodi as a direct replacement for their defence, as part of a wide-ranging overhaul of their back-line over the summer months.

NEWS
Sunday July 21 2019
Filipe Luis confirms Atletico Madrid departure

Filipe Luis has confirmed his exit from Atletico Madrid after eight years at the club.

The 33-year old's contract expired at the end of June, however he had delayed an announcement on his future until after Brazil's success in the 2019 Copa America tournament.

The left back has revealed his plans to join Brazilian side Flamengo on a two-year deal in an emotional farewell press conference at the Wanda Metropolitano.

"Today is not a sad day for me.

NEWS
Thursday July 11 2019
Barcelona discard signing defender Filipe Luis

Barcelona have discarded the signing of full-back Filipe Luis on a free transfer this summer, according to El Mundo Deportivo.

The Brazilian is said to be increasingly likely to sign a new one-year contract at Atletico Madrid, despite currently being a free agent.

NEWS
Tuesday July 9 2019
Filipe Luis considers renewing with Atletico Madrid

Full-back Filipe Luis may continue with Atletico Madrid next season despite currently being a free agent, according to Marca.

The report states that Atleti is the defender’s ‘Plan A’ and he will continue talks over a new deal following the completion of the Copa America.

The 33-year-old has also been linked with a summer move to Barcelona, where it was reported he could provide back-up to first-choice Jordi Alba in the position.

NEWS
Sunday June 23 2019
FC Barcelona stars open to Neymar return

Neymar's return to FC Barcelona has been welcomed by current players Philippe Coutinho and Arthur Melo.

The pair, who are currently away on international duty with Brazil - with Neymar absent fro the squad due to injury - are open to the 27-year returning to Catalonia ahead of the 2019-20 season.

Neymar has been widely linked with a potential return to the side where he spent four seasons, between 2013 and 2017, and despite reports of the squad not wanting him to come back, Coutinho and Melo are positive about the situation.

NEWS
Saturday June 15 2019
Filipe Luis: My future will be decided after the Copa America

Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis has confirmed he will delay a decision on his future until after the 2019 Copa America.

Luis' contract at the Wanda Metropolitano expires at the end of June 2019, and he has already declined a one-year extension to remain in the Spanish capital.

He has been consistently linked with a shock move to La Liga champions FC Barcelona, as cover for first choice left back Jordi Alba.

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.

NEWS
Saturday June 1 2019
Filipe Luis 'days' away from joining FC Barcelona

Altetico Madrid defender Filipe Luis could join La Liga rivals FC Barcelona in a 'matter of days', according to reports in Marca this weekend.

The veteran full back is out of contract with Diego Simeone's side this summer, and he has declined the club's offer of a new deal, and looks set to move on.

NEWS
Wednesday May 22 2019
Atletico Madrid's Filipe Luis approaches Barcelona

Filipe Luis - who is out of contract at Atletico Madrid this summer - has offered himself to Barcelona, according to a report in Diario Sport.

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

NEWS
Thursday May 9 2019
Filipe Luis set for Atletico Madrid exit

Filipe Luis is set to leave Atletico Madrid on a free transfer this summer when his contract expires, report Diario AS.

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.

Football Italia website