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Report: Barcelona is after one of Atletico Madrid’s defenders

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FC Barcelona already has a player in mind to replace Gerard Pique, he is one of Atletico Madrid’s most important defenders this season. 

Gerard Pique’s injury at FC Barcelona forced the Catalan club to start looking for his replacement at clubs like Atletico Madrid. The Colchoneros have been the most effective defensive side in the Spanish La Liga this season with only two allowed goals.

In fact, they are one of the best defensive clubs in European football this season. A great deal of this solidity in the back is due to players like Felipe, who is currently coveted by many clubs in the world. The Brazilian can play as a full-back just as well as he can play in the middle, which is why FC Barcelona is coming after him.

Their plan is to find an ideal player who can replace Gerard Pique this season while he recovers from an injury. However, the Catalan club is also keen on signing Pique’s replacement for the upcoming decade. They already know that the club captain won’t remain active for much longer. 

Felipe is Barcelona’s alternative to Eric Garcia.

With Atletico Madrid having a fantastic group of defenders taking his place, Felipe isn’t currently happy at his current club. He keeps the bench warm and rarely comes out to have a few minutes of action. As this situation becomes more difficult to sustain, Felipe is starting to consider his options for the future.

Despite being 31 years old, the Brazilian defender still sees himself as a reliable professional. He thinks he has what it takes to play for one of the best clubs in the world. Diario AS confirms FC Barcelona’s interest in signing the defender but they also believe Atletico Madrid won’t let him leave just like that.

Diego Simeone still considers him a crucial part of his squad, especially for this season. If Barcelona wants to sign Felipe during the winter, they will have to make an offer Atletico can’t refuse.