Manchester United will look to sign Atletico Madrid left-back Filipe Luis

Manchester United are planning a move for Filipe Luis.

According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Manchester United will look to sign Atletico Madrid left-back Filipe Luis.

The Brazil international was signed by Atletico Madrid in July 2015 from Chelsea for a fee of 16 million euros. The 33-year-old has a contract until 2019 with the club.

Filipe Luis made 312 appearances across all competitions for Atletico Madrid, scoring 12 goals and supplying 27 assists in return.

As a member of Brazil national football team, Luis won 37 caps and he scored two goals.

 

Filipe Luis
Filipe Luis

 

Jose Mourinho is looking to shore up his defensive options and Atletico Madrid’s left-back happens to be a target.

According to Teamtalk, “Jose Mourinho will try to sign Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis in January, according to the latest reports from Spain. Don Balon claims that the 33-year-old is not currently enjoying life under Diego Simeone having lost his place in the line-up. Mourinho is understood to be keen to add full-back depth to his squad, despite tying Luke Shaw down to a new five-year deal. Reports earlier in the month claimed United are reportedly leading Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid in the race to sign Benfica left-back Alex Grimaldo, who is rated in the €50m (£44m) bracket. ”

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Atletico Madrid are not in a position where they need to sell and would like to keep hold of the left-back, but right offer may force the club to consider a deal.

Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Manchester United.

It will be interesting to see whether Manchester United will make their move during the winter transfer window.

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