Atlético de Madrid and FC Porto have reached an agreement over the transfer of Felipe Augusto de Almeida Monteiro, pending the International Transfer Certificate (ITC). The 30-year-old, who was born on May 16, 1989 in Mogi das Cruzes (state of São Paulo), is to join the squad on July 4, once his ITC arrives. The Brazilian's contract will be three years long.
Felipe is a versatile, experienced centre-back with leadership skills who was the captain at his previous club. The 30-year-old arrived at FC Porto in 2016, following impressive performances at Corinthians. He won several titles at the Brazilian club, such as the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup, the 2013 Campeonato Paulista and the 2015 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A.
- The number of goals Felipe scored over three seasons at FC Porto.
In Portugal, he played 142 games over three seasons, during which he scored 11 goals despite being a defender.
The Brazilian is a fast centre-back who is able to play the ball out of defence and is always a threat in the air. With him, FC Porto have kept 18 clean sheets this season, more than any other side in Portugal. Moreover, he was the third player with the most ball recoveries in the 2018-19 season (68). Felipe also has experience in the Champions League, having played 27 matches in the European competition.