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Filipe Luis calls time on European adventure with Flamengo move

Filipe Luis calls time on European adventure with Flamengo move

Filipe Luis has joined Brazilian side Flamengo after seeing his contract expire at Atletico Madrid.

After spending nine years under contract with the Spanish side, full-back Luis has now returned to his homeland after being announced by the Brazilian club on Tuesday evening.

Luis joined Atleti from Deportivo La Coruna in 2010 before gaining several honours for the capital club, including a La Liga title, a Copa del Rey, two Europe League victories and a UEFA Super Cup, whilst he also featured in two Champions League finals.

Sandwiched in the middle of his Atleti career, the defender spent time with Chelsea but was unable to get in the starting eleven at Stamford Bridge and returned to La Liga.

In total, Luis made 333 matches for the club, winning a total of seven trophies for the Rojiblancos.

Linked with a variety of clubs in Europe, which included Paris Saint Germain and Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers – Luis has now put pen-to-paper on a deal with Flamengo which will run until 2021.

Atleti have had a busy day of summer exits, including Diego Godin, Antoine Griezmann, Lucas Hernandez and Rodri – whilst Diego Simeone has been busy bringing in the likes of Joao Felix, Marcos Llorente and former Tottenham Hotspur defender Kieran Trippier.

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