For several days, the Spanish press announces the arrival at Atletico Madrid of the Portuguese jewelery João Felix (19 years), coming from Benfica. To complete the operation, the Colchoneros must pay the value of the release clause of the young Lusitanian striker, that is, 120 million euros. In the entourage of the Portuguese international, the choice of Atletico remained clear and offered above all the guarantee of flourishing under the orders of Diego Simeone and continue its progression to the highest level.
Author of a season completed by Benfica (15 goals scored, nine assists in 36 games), Felix literally broke the screen in Portugal this season. If Manchester City has long been a field dedicated to the natural of Viseu, Atletico Madrid would have finally won the bet despite a refusal club in Lisbon. But another candidate tried everything to snatch Joao Felix in Benfica: Real Madrid. According to the BrandFlorentino Perez fought to the end to give the Portuguese nugget to Zinedine Zidane.
Real Madrid tried everything to João Felix
In fact, the Merengues made an offer estimated at 130 million euros! A proposal that focused on 80 million euros in cash plus 50 million bonuses, depending on the goals achieved. Insufficient in the eyes of the attacker who did not want to question the moral agreement with the Colchoneros. The latter, therefore, would make the most expensive transfer of its history.
At no point did Real's offer influence John Felix, certain of his choice and his ability to win on a team that is preparing to compose without Antoine Griezmann or Diego Costa. Anxious to continue its rise, the Lusitanian believes that Atlético remains the ideal scenario to reach the summits. But while the transfer was not official, the threat Real Madrid still hangs …
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