João Félix Officially Joins Atlético Madrid for €126m from Benfica
Mad moves ?
One of the world’s coldest wonderkids in Portugese starlet João Félix has completed his move to Atlético Madrid from Benfica for an eye-watering €126 million.
The 19-year-old playmaker takes Antoine Griezmann’s number 7 shirt and will be tasked with immediately replacing the Frenchman in Diego Simeone’s starting XI.
The Argentinian manager has admitted this is one of his “most difficult projects” while in charge at the Wando Metropolitano, with Félix becoming the fifth most expensive transfer of all time and the most expensive player Atlético ever signed by €55m.
Tipped as a future Ballon D’or winner, Félix scored 20 goals and provided 11 assists for Benfica last season, and becomes the second most expensive teenager in football after Kylian Mbappé’s €180m move to PSG from Monaco back in 2017.
In other football news, Ruben Loftus-Cheek has agreed a new five-year deal with Chelsea worth £120,000-a-week.