Joao Felix (23, Atletico Madrid)’s winter destination was Chelsea. Manchester United, Arsenal, etc. were connected, but Chelsea snatched it in the end. In a big way, Chelsea lease negotiations are over, and only the final stage remains.
Fabrizio Romano, a European transfer market expert, said on the 10th (Korean time), “It seems that Chelsea will sign a contract with Felix within 24-28 hours. We are discussing the final contract situation with Atletico Madrid. Both sides are ready to sign. is over,” he said.
The British public broadcaster ‘BBC’ also nodded to the lease of Felix Chelsea. The media reported, “Felix leaves Atletico Madrid and wears a Chelsea uniform on loan. Arsenal and Manchester United received interest, but Felix preferred to transfer to Chelsea.”
Joao Felix joined Atletico Madrid from Benfica in 2019. Atletico Madrid paid a whopping 127.2 million euros (approximately 170.6 billion won) to Benfica. It was an investment for the future as it was evaluated as the ‘second Ronaldo’.
It was a ransom that reached the 5th highest transfer fee ever, but it did not fit well with coach Diego Simeone. It was rare to see an activity worthy of a transfer fee of more than 100 billion won. It was different from his performance in his Portugal national team. The market value also fell due to the sluggish performance at Atletico Madrid. ‘BBC’ also evaluated, “It was impressive at times, but it did not perform as well as expected.” 스포츠토토
Eventually, he left Atletico Madrid for a while and decided to challenge himself in the Premier League. Chelsea are under new manager Todd Boelli this season and new manager Graham Porter. Since he showed a shaky appearance in the second half, he aims to renew the atmosphere by recruiting at the forefront.
Of course, Chelsea’s number one winter recruit was Qatar World Cup young player Enso Fernandez. I tried to pay the buyout to Benfica, but the negotiations were not smooth. When negotiations with Enso Fernandez broke down, it was decided to pay 11 million euros (about 14.6 billion won) for rent to Atletico Madrid and bring Felix. Weekly wages are paid in full.