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Brazil`s Filipe joins Atletico from Deportivo

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Update: 2010-07-23 22:19:03

MADRID: Spanish side Deportivo La Coruna says it has reached an agreement with Atletico Madrid to transfer its Brazilian international defender Filipe Luis to the Europa League champions.

The 24-year-old, who joined Deportivo in 2006, passed his medical tests to complete the deal, it said in a statement posted on its website.

The club did not provide financial details or the length of his contact but Spanish media said the player had signed for five years in a deal worth between 10 and 12 million euros (12.8 and 15.4 million dollars).

Filipe made his debut for Brazil in a World Cup qualifier against Venezuela on October 15 but his hopes of playing in the tournament in South Africa were dashed after he broke his right ankle in January.

BDST: 1929hrs, July 24, 2010

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