Done deal: Chelsea's Filipe Luis returns to Atletico Madrid
Chelsea have announced the transfer of Brazil international left full back Filipe Luis back to Atletico Madrid.
The Brazilian defender who was signed from Atletico Madrid last summer struggled to make the starting line up ahead of Azpilicueta who was preferred on the left despite been a right footer by Jose Mourinho.
Official Chelsea.com statement below:
Chelsea Football Club has today agreed terms with Atletico Madrid for the permanent transfer of Filipe Luis.
The Brazilian returns to the Spanish club after a year with the Blues in which he helped us to both Barclays Premier League and Capital One Cup successes.
Filipe Luis arrived in London as a Spanish league champion alongside fellow former Atletico man Diego Costa and made his debut as a substitute in our 6-3 win against Everton at the end of August.
The 29-year-old’s first start came against Schalke in the Champions League, and he netted his one Chelsea goal from a free-kick in our Capital One Cup win at Derby.
In total Filipe Luis played 26 times for Chelsea. We wish him all the best for the future.