MADRID – No Juventus for Joao Felix. Atletico Madrid presented a 126 million bid for the final purchase of Benfica player Joao Felix. The Portuguese company itself announced this in a statement, which will now analyze the proposal.
Pending the response of the Lusitanian club, the monchon offer of the Colchoneros is already entering the history of the transfer market: the transfer of Joao Felix would become the fourth most expensive ever.
More money was spent in the recent past only for Neymar, Coutinho and Mbappé. For 'O Ney', Paris Saint-Germain paid the record sum of 222 million euros. In second place is the purchase of Coutinho by Barcelona for 145 million.
On the lowest step of the podium again the PSG, with the 135 million spent to snatch from the Monaco Kylian Mbappé. The maxi-offer for Joao Felix would exceed the 125 million paid by Barcelona to Borussia Dortmund for the Ousmane Dembélé card and the 117 million spent by Juventus for the purchase of Cristiano Ronaldo (source AGI).
Joao Felix was born a footballer in the youth sector of Porto but then did not find himself in the ranks of the "dragons" and moved to Benfica's rivals in 2015. On 17 September 2016, not yet seventeen, he made his debut with the second team resulting in the youngest debutante of all time.
In August 2018 he joined the first team, debuting both in the Portuguese league and in the Europa League. Having already been brought to light at the beginning of the season, on 11 April 2019 he made a hat-trick at Eintracht Frankfurt in the first leg of the quarter-finals of the European Europa League: the match ended 4-2 in favor of Benfica.
The striker becomes the youngest to score three goals in a challenge of the competition, beating a record set by Marko Pjaca in 2014. Joao Felix was for months in the sights of Juventus but in the end he won the Atletico Madrid with this offer out of the market.
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