Filipe Luis to decide future after Copa America

first_img Indo-Asian News Service Sao PauloJune 12, 2019UPDATED: June 12, 2019 09:02 IST Filipe Luis to decide future after Copa America. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSLuis has spent eight of the past nine seasons at Atletico MadridLuis is the first-choice left-back of Selecao boss TiteBrazil will kick off the Copa America against Bolivia on FridayBrazil’s Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis has said that he will decide his future after the Copa America amid interest from teams in Europe and Brazil.The left-back’s contract with Atletico expires on June 30 and in recent weeks he has been linked with Barcelona and Flamengo, among other clubs. The 33-year-old has also not ruled out remaining at Atletico, where he has spent eight of the past nine seasons, reports Xinhua news agency.”I have a chance to stay or leave,” Luis told a news conference here on Tuesday. “I know the doors are open (at Atletico). I already told the coaching staff that I will not say yes to any club before the Copa America ends. Any queries they have, they can speak to me directly.”I’m only going to tell you (journalists) where I’ll play when the Copa America is over.”When asked about the prospect of returning to a Brazilian club, Luis said: “I haven’t made a decision yet, but I would like to play again here and have this experience. Brazil loses out in some respects, but in others, it beats Europe. Which Brazilian kid doesn’t dream of winning the (Brazilian) Serie A?”Luis, who has long been an understudy to Marcelo in Brazil’s national team, is currently the first-choice left-back of Selecao boss Tite following the Real Madrid player’s recent struggles with form and fitness.Brazil will kick off the Copa America against Bolivia at Sao Paulo’s Morumbi stadium on Friday. The five-time world champions will also meet Peru and Venezuela in Group A.advertisementAlso Read | Copa America: Neymar’s absence could be blessing in disguise for hosts BrazilAlso Read | Neymar wants controversial Santos-Barca transfer trial to be held in BarcelonaAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Filipe LuisFollow Copa AmericaFollow Atletico Filipe Luis to decide future after Copa AmericaFilipe Luis will decide his future between teams in Europe and Brazil, after the Copa America. Luis’ contract with Atletico Madrid expires on June 30 and has been in touch with Barcelona and Flamengo, but he has not ruled out remaining at Atletico Madrid.advertisement Nextlast_img read more