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.
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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