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Villas-Boas, this failed transfer that he did not digest

Looking for experienced players on his arrival in Marseille, André Villas-Boas tried to recruit Filipe Luis. In vain.

After no less than eight seasons at theAtletico Madrid (2010-14 then 2015-19), Filipe Luis turned the page in Madrid in the summer of 2019. At the end of the contract, the Brazilian international aroused much envy. Several European cadors were in the ranks among which the PSG, already very close to enlisting him a year earlier.

At 34, the former Deportivo la Coruna player finally chose to return to Brazil and engage with Flamengo. To the chagrin of André Villas-Boas. “I wanted it. But I was very upset because when I called him to go to OM, he told me it was too late. He had already given his agreement to Flamengo, ”said the Portuguese coach, who arrived in the spring of 2019 at theOlympic Marseille.

Attentive follower of the Brazilian championship, which allowed him to spot Luis Henrique, the Portuguese technician can have it all the more bad as Filipe Luis, also passed by Chelsea in Europe, contributed to the Copa Libertadores-championship double succeeded by the club carioca. For its part, OM finally had to wait until last summer to attract another experienced player, Yuto Nagatomo, hardly to his advantage since his arrival.