Atletico Madrid sign Porto defender Felipe

Atletico Madrid have reached a deal to sign Porto defender Felipe for 20 million euros (22.4 million US dollars), the Spanish La Liga runners-up confirmed on Tuesday.

Atletico said the 30-year-old Brazilian central defender will join on a three-year contract, helping the Spanish club fill the void left by the departure of Uruguayan veteran Diego Godin, who left at the end of this season.

Atletico praised Felipe as fast, versatile, experienced and has leadership skills.

Felipe, who played three seasons with Porto, scoring 11 goals in 142 matches, moved to Porto from Brazilian club Corinthians, which he helped win a Brazilian league in 2015 and a Club World Cup in 2012.