Done Deal: Chelsea Complete Transfer Of £60,000-a-week Star
Having played second fiddle to Cesar Azpilicueta last season, Felipe Luis has finally exited Stamford Bridge in search for first team football.
The 6ft tall defender has now re-signed a four-year contract with Spanish giant Atletico Madrid.
Before his £16million move to Chelsea in 2014, Felipe Luis was an integral part of Diago Semeone’s Atletico Madrid side, who won the La Liga and also got to the final of the UEFA Champions League in 2014.
He came to Chelsea with the hope of replacing the departed left back Legend, Asley Cole but his playing time was limited by the outstanding performances of Azpilicueta.
The 29 years old Brazil international has now forced his way back to Vicente Calderon with a reported £11million move, after spending just a season, winning the Domestic League and the Capital One Cup with the Blues.
Luis featured 26 times for the Blues last season, having just nine starts and scoring a goal and his departure would mean that Chelsea will be needing a back-up for Azpilicueta.
Galatasaray left- back Alex Telles seems to be the ideal man to replace Luis with rumours linking him to Chelsea after the Blues failed to secure the signature of Augsburg left-back Abdul Baba Rahman.
Atletico’s sporting director Jose Luiz Perez Caminero told the club’s official website: “We all know Filipe Luis – we reinforce with one of the most talented full-backs in the world, who already knows our club and our game.
“So we are sure that his adaptation will be immediate.”