Atlético Madrid have officially announced the return of Filipe Luis to the Vicente Calderón on a four-year deal, just a season after the Brazilian departed for England.
Filipe’s homecoming was expected, but few are expecting his second spell at Atlético to be as productive as his first.
The full-back spent four seasons at Atlético, and was an important fixture as Atleti won the league, Europa League, two European Super Cups and a Copa del Rey.
In his season at Chelsea, Filipe managed to pick up a Premier League and FA Cup winners medal, despite only playing in 26 matches for the Stamford Bridge club.
“We all know Filipe Luis,” Jose Caminero, Atlético’s Sporting Director told the official site.
“We strengthen ourselves with one of the most talented wingers in the world. He already knows our club and our way of playing so he will adapt quickly.”
It was reported last week that Atleti had reached an agreement in principle to re-sign Filipe, but that was thought to hinge on Siqueira leaving the club.
However both clubs have no made the move official, and Filipe Luis will again wear the red and white of Atlético.
Reports are suggesting that the deal is worth €16 million, a lot less than the €25 million Chelsea paid for the defender only last summer.
Welcome back, Filipe!