Joao Félix, during a party with the Benfica this last season 2018-19


OFFICIAL: Joao Félix arrives to the Athletic to occupy the place of Griezmann

Published:3/07/2019 - 20:56h

Updated:3/07/2019 - 22:11h

Already it is official. The young talent of Portugal, Joao Félix, has fichado by the Athletic of Madrid in return of 126 million euros, and will occupy the empty left by Antoine Griezmann in attack. It is one of the big jewels of the world-wide football

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The Athletic of Madrid has done official, through his social networks, the signing of the young perla of the Portuguese football and of one of the big jewels of the international panorama, Joao Félix. The already ex player of the Benfica lands in Wanda Metropolitan in return of the payment of 126 million euros, 6 'kilos' more than the quantity that will leave Antoine Griezmann in the arks colchoneras.

The attacker youngster luso will occupy the empty left by Griezmann in the front of attack, exerting surely of second forward by behind Morata or Diego Coast. In spite of the interest that received by part of clubs like the Manchester City or Paris Saint-Germain, has been finally the Athletic of Madrid the one who has engaged to pay his desorbitada clause of rescission.

To his 19 years, the one of Viseu already is international absolute with Portugal, marked 15 goals and delivered 9 assistances with the Benfica this past campaign, and expects to follow progressing in the Athletic of Madrid, where could turn into a star. Has the confidence of Diego Pablo Simeone, the one who was one of the factors that helped him to decant by the Athletic and no by another club, been due to win them to have to the Argentinian like trainer.

Joao Félix turns into the fourth more expensive signing of the history of the football after Neymar (222 millions, of the Barça to the PSG), Mbappé (180 millions, of the Monaco to the PSG) and Coutinho (120 millions more 40 in variables, of the Liverpool to the Barça).

The Portuguese attacker youngster will arrive to the Atleti with a big weight on his shoulders, the one to relieve to Antoine Griezmann that has made history in the club rojiblanco to base of goals, assistances and titles. Joao Félix is the man called to turn into the championing 'colchonero' of face to the next seasons, but from the Athletic ask patience.

The announcement of the signing of Griezmann, more near

It treats of a very young player, in spite of his tremendo potential, that will need a time of adaptation. His landing in Wanda Metropolitan, in any case, approaches even more the official announcement of Antoine Griezmann like new signing of the FC Barcelona. What already is confirmed, with the arrival of the luso, is that 'Griezzy' does not have any option to be still in the Atleti, in the case that it had thrown backwards in his decision.

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