Atletico Madrid Complete Signing of Joao Felix

Joao Felix
According to the Portuguese and Spanish press, Atletico Madrid has anticipated all the competition and will pay 120 million to Benfica to have the Portuguese forward Joao Felix in the Spanish capital as the club's new headliner, in Madrid, Spain on June 18, 2019. Manchester City, of Pep Guardiola, was the other club that was in the race for the Portuguese international. This will be the biggest transfer of Portuguese football. (File Image) (Photo by Pedro Fiúza/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Atletico Madrid have completed the signing of Benfica winger Joao Felix for £113 million in the biggest transfer of the summer so far. Details of Felix’s contract, such as length, are yet to be disclosed.

Joao Felix Signs For Atletico Madrid

 

Joao Felix – Career So Far

The Portuguese international star is a graduate of the Benfica academy. He made 30 appearances for Benfica B in LigaPro, the second division in Portugal. Felix scored seven goals during his two seasons playing for the reserve side.

It was the beginning of last season that he made his first-team debut at the beginning of this season for Benfica, the 19-year-old has become one of the most sought after youngsters in Europe. Europe’s elite have been chasing Benfica for his services.

However, it has been a sensation debut season for Joao Felix. He scored 18 goals and registered eight assists; unsurprising that he has received so much interest.

His goals contributed to Benfica’s success during the 2018/19 campaign. They won the Primeira liga for a record 37th time, finishing two points ahead of rivals Porto. Furthermore, they reached the semi-finals of both domestic cup competition as well as the quarter-finals of the Europa League.

Felix raised eyebrows across Europe when he scored a hat-trick in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final against Eintracht Frankfurt. As a result, Felix became the youngest player to score a hat-trick in the competition.

Felix’s successes were rewarded by a call-up to the Portuguese national squad for the UEFA Nations League. He made his debut during their 1-0 win over Switzerland in the semi-finals.

The hefty price tag is like to put immense pressure on the 19-year-old. However, he has already shown he can deal with pressure at the highest level, especially in Europe. As a result, fans across Europe will be keeping an eye on how the 19-year-old succeeds.

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