Atletico Madrid reaches deal to sign Porto defender Felipe

ABS-CBN Sports on May 29, 2019 08:29 AM
Atletico Madrid reaches deal to sign Porto defender Felipe
FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2017, file photo, Porto's Felipe reaches for the ball during a Champions League soccer match against RB Leipzig at the Dragao stadium in Porto, Portugal. Atletico Madrid says it has reached a deal to sign Porto defender Felipe for 20 million euros ($22.4 million). Atletico says the 30-year-old Brazilian central defender will join on a three-year contract. (AP Photo/Luis Vieira, File)

MADRID (AP) — Atletico Madrid says it has reached a deal to sign Porto defender Felipe for 20 million euros ($22.4 million).

Atletico says the 30-year-old Brazilian central defender will join on a three-year contract.

He will help the Spanish club fill the void left by the departure of Diego Godin, the veteran Uruguayan who left at the end of this season.

Atletico says Felipe is fast, versatile, experienced and has leadership skills.

He played three seasons with Porto, scoring 11 goals in 142 matches.

Felipe moved to Porto from Brazilian club Corinthians, which he helped win a Brazilian league in 2015 and a Club World Cup in 2012.

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