Filipe Luis denies asking for Atletico Madrid exit

Filipe Luis insists he never pushed for a move away from Atletico Madrid this summer.

The defender was heavily linked with a move to PSG throughout the transfer window, with the French champions keen to bolster their defence. 

Despite the links, however, Atleti resolved to keep the Brazil international, with PSG instead signing Juan Bernat from Bayern Munich.

“Three weeks ago I arranged a meeting with the club to let them know about my situation,” he said, per AS.

“I was told that the club didn’t want me to leave – so I didn’t push the matter any further. I’m fine where I am here at Atletico.”

Filipe Luis endured an injury-hit season in 2017-18, but he still made 28 appearances for the club.

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Indeed, he was subsequently included in Brazil’s squad for the World Cup, playing in victories over Serbia and Mexico.

Atleti have stuttered at the start of the Liga season, winning one, drawing one and losing one of their three games thus far, leaving them 11th, already five points behind leaders Real Madrid.

PSG, meanwhile, have been fine without the 33 year old, winning all four of their opening Ligue 1 games.

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