Reigning UEFA Europa League champions Atletico Madrid have completed the signing of defender Filipe Luis from debt ridden Deportivo La Coruna. The 24 year old Brazilian has moved from Estadio Riazor to Vicente Calderon for a reported €13 million euro fee.
Luis was widely linked with a transfer to Catalan giants Barcelona last summer. He was also tipped to make Brazil’s 2010 World Cup squad, but an ankle injury in January put paid to his dreams.
Luis started his career with Figueirense and had a short loan stint with Ajax Amsterdam before signing for Rentistas. Loan moves to first Real Madrid and then Deportivo followed, and the latter exercised their option of buying his services on a permanent basis in 2008.
[Source:- Atletico Madrid]
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