Chelsea defender Filipe Luis has refuted claims that he’s unhappy with a lack of playing time at Stamford Bridge this season, and has revealed he wants to see out his contract with the Premier League side, reports Sky
The Brazilian international, 29, was signed from La Liga holders Atletico Madrid for around £15M in the summer. He was brought in to replace the departing Ashley Cole, who left to join Italian Serie A giants AS Roma, but hasn’t managed to dethrone Cesar Azpilicueta from the left-back.
Luis has had to be patient, but has been given chances to prove his worth in the backline, and has impressed for Chelsea when afforded a rare start. He signed a three-year deal with the Londoners in the summer, and is keen to stay as chances will come his way in the coming campaign, with the Blues having an ageing backline that could see rotation in 2015/16.
And despite his failure to so far become the first-choice at left-back for Chelsea, Luis has insistent he’s more than happy to stay with manager Jose Mourinho, and wants to see out his deal with the Premier League leaders.
“I’m happy at Chelsea. I want to stay at the club until the end of my contract. We have a chance to win the Premier League. Everyone wants to be there to try to help the team to win the league,” he said.
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