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Atletico Madrid sign Brazilian defender Felipe

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Porto’s Brazilian defender Felipe celebrates after scoring against Sporting CP during Portugal’s Cup final football match between Sporting CP and FC Porto at Jamor stadium in Oeiras, outskirts of Lisbon on May 25, 2019. (Photo by PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA / AFP)

Atletico Madrid has agreed to buy 30-year-old central defender Felipe, the Brazilian’s current club Porto announced.

In a statement released to the Lisbon stock exchange late Monday, Porto said that Atletico had agreed to pay 20 million euros ($22.4 million) for Felipe Augusto de Almeida Monteiro who joined Porto from Corinthians of Sao Paulo in June 2016, just after winning his solitary Brazil cap.

This summer, Atletico Madrid have lost their captain, the 33-year-old Uruguayan centre back Diego Godin, who said he was quitting the club after nine seasons.

Porto announced in mid-March that they had agreed to sell another Brazilian central defender, Eder Militao, a 21-year-old with two international caps, to Real Madrid for 50 million euros.


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