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Chelsea sign Joao Felix from Atletico Madrid



Joao Felix pictured with Christopher Vivell and Paul Winstanley

Chelsea have signed Portugal striker Joao Felix on loan from Atletico Madrid for the rest of the season.

The 23-year-old previously played for Benfica in his homeland before switching to the Spanish capital in the summer of 2019, for a record fee for both clubs.

A skillful and stylish attacker, Joao Felix is most effective when roaming fluidly across the forward line and involving himself in the build-up play.

“Chelsea is one of the great teams in the world and I hope to help the team reach their objectives, so I am very, very happy to be here and very excited to play at Stamford Bridge,” Joao Felix said on joining Chelsea.

He was part of the Atletico side that won the Spanish La Liga title two seasons ago and was once voted the best youngest player in Europe when he won the 2019 Golden Boy award.

He was also named Atleti Player of the Season last term by the club’s supporters.

At the Qatar FIFA World Cup, he scored a vital goal in Portugal’s opening game, a 3-2 win over Ghana and he provided two assists during the tournament. He already has 28 caps to his name.

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