Felipe, close to renewing a year

Felipe, antes del Atlético-Espanyol


Felipe is close to being the first signing Atlético for the next course. The center-back, who will turn 33 in May, ends his contract in June, but progress is being made in his renewal. As reported UOL Sport, the brazilian will sign for one more season, after three courses with many ups and downs and specific failures that have reduced Simeone’s confidence, although he still has it in the plans.

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to defense offered renewal in autumn until 2024. In parallel, the footballer has been tested by several teams in his country, such as Atletico Mineiro, Flamengo and Corinthians, the team from which he jumped to Europe. The course of the matches was giving and removing reasons for its continuityalthough his role as a man on the squad is valued at the club. Vrsaljko and Luis Suárez are the other rojiblancos who remain free on July 1, since Herrera announced that he is going to Houston.

So far this season, he has played 2,107 minutes (the 13th of the squad) spread over 31 games (22 in the League, 7 in the Champions League and 2 in the Cup). In them he scored two goals (Osasuna and Sevilla) and saw three red cards (Liverpool, Getafe and Manchester City), three mistakes that have left him quite touched in the eyes of the public. However, for Cholo it is the first option after Savic and Giménez. In fact, the Uruguayan’s recent injury opened the door for him to eleven and his performance was good, except for his ability to load cards and the episode with Foden in the final stretch against City.

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Against Granada he will have to rest due to suspension, in this case for five yellow cards. Without him and without Giménez, the coach has a problem to complete the defense. In favor of Felipe, looking to the future, he says that he is a soccer player who barely gets injured. In the three years he has been at Atleti, he only missed two games due to a physical problem. That does not mean that the sports management also probes the market. But if nothing comes of it, Felipe will stay with the team for another year.

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