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Filipe Luis staying on after lack of PSG movement

Filipe Luis staying on after lack of PSG movement

Filipe Luis will not be leaving Atletico Madrid this week after a lack of movement in his proposed move to Paris Saint Germain.

AS claim that the 32 year-old is unhappy at the club following the UEFA Super Cup win over Real Madrid where he was overlooked for Lucas Hernandez, as well as not being chosen as one of the squad’s captains following Gabi’s move to Qatari side Al Sadd SC.

Multiple reports have claimed that the Brazilian defender has spoken with a number of compatriots at the Ligue 1 club over a move, but it is now understood that a move has broken down.

And, Atleti president Enrique Cerezo has now confirmed that he will be staying at the club past the transfer window, which closes on Friday.

“Filipe Luis is a much-needed player for Atleti and, like all the necessary players, he has to stay, ” Cerezo is quoted on ESPN as saying.

Luis has lived in Spain for 13 years. His first taste of league football was a season-long loan deal at Real Madrid, spending his time with Los Blancos’ B-team in the Segunda Division. Real decided against signing Luis permanently, claiming that his parent club, Rentistas were asking for too much money.

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A two-year loan deal at Deportivo La Coruna followed, and the deal was made permanent following the end of the agreement. Luis spent another two years at the Riazor before signing for Atleti in a €12 million deal in 2010.

The Brazilian has remained with the capital side since, with an ill-fated spell with Chelsea during the 2014/15 season where he featured 15 times for the London club. He has featured 301 times for Los Rojiblancos.