Chelsea left back Filipe Luis is reportedly poised to making a return back to Spanish club Atletico Madrid. Reports have emerged from Spain that the 29year old Brazilian defender could head back to his old club after failing to make an impact at Chelsea.
The Brazil international moved to west London in the summer of 2014 for around £16m ($24.7m) alongside his former Atletico Madrid teammates Diego Costa and Thibaut Courtois, who returned to Stamford Bridge after three successful seasons on loan in La Liga.
But while Costa and Courtois have quickly adapted to life under Jose Mourinho, Luis is said to be frustrated by the lack of playing time given by the Portuguese boss and is ready to go back to Spain.
Luis had garnered a reputation as one of the best left-backs in Europe during his time in La Liga, both at Atletico and Deportivo la Coruna, but has failed to prove his worth in west London having started only nine Premier League games during the whole campaign, with Cesar Azpilicueta ahead of him in the manager’s pecking order.
Athletico Madrid are keen to bring back the defender and will be expected to make a swoop for the Chelsea player. Cesar Azpilicueta is first choice in his position and is likely to remain so under manager Jose Mourinho. Meanwhile, Atletico are looking to strengthen themselves after failing to win any major trophies aside the Spanish Super Cup and are reported to have made an enquiry for Luis.
Diego Simeone has made a new left-back a priority this summer, with Filipe Luis, Porto’s Alex Sandro and Monaco’s Layvin Kurzawa all reportedly mentioned.