Atlético officially announce return of Filipe Luís

The left-back rejoins Atleti on four-year deal

Filipe celebrating the league victory with Atlético in 2014

Filipe celebrating the league victory with Atlético in 2014

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!

  • Ahmad Hossainy

    I wasn’t too happy about this deal since the first rumor we heard 4 or 5 months ago, for the hurt feelings, for Filipe’s age, for the relatively high cost and for hating doing business with Abramovich and Mourinho, but few days ago, I was searching for a photo in my computer in a file I named “Atleti” and I saw this one, and it made feel much better .
    It’s the result of a public poll made by Marca in 2013, in the 110th anniversary of the club, and the fans were asked to choose the all-time XI and the coach, more than 50,000 people voted in that poll, and it’s not just that Filipe was picked as the best LB in 110 years of the club history, but he was the player with the most votes with 38% .

    Welcome back Filipe .

  • Parsa

    If I had 3 favorite players in our recent years squad, One of’em was definitly Filipe Luis. I really loved him, especially the way he reads the game. He was one of those family members that I couldn’t see ever gone. But he decided to leave us. I was angry & frustrated but over time I accepted his decision cause he was at least honest with us. We as humans always make some mistakes in our lives. Filipe is another human just like us and he made a mistake. He realized it sooner than anybody else, And now He knows even better than me that he belongs to this family. He belongs to us. He loves us and we love him. It works for everybody so why not start it again? Welcome back Home filipe. <3

  • colmiak

    what an assist and goal by vietto/griezmann. this is the type of goals from open play we have been missing against packed defenses. i know it’s just a friendly vs not the greatest team in the world but wow, gets me excited 🙂

  • Chewie

    Arda left but bequeathed his beard to Gamez. Second-half line-up seemed livelier that the first-half. Carrasco is awesome, so is Correa. The amount of skill and intelligence in the squad allows for high hopes. The class gap between us and Oviedo is colossal, we could’ve thrashed them but decided to play safe. Overall, It was an enjoyable performance.