Joao Felix is said to be in Madrid and ready to sign for Atlético Madrid, according to Record. The deal could be confirmed in the next couple hours, and would be worth €120 million, with the 19-year-old earning €6 million a year.
Antoine Griezmann is leaving the club this summer and reports suggest Barcelona is his next stop. Atlético’s own chief executive Miguel Ángel Gil Marín said as much and said Atlético have known since March but Barça remain coy over the potential transfer. Their president Josep Bartomeu rejected the idea that the dea is just done, but he did say they would see what happens in the coming weeks.
Phillippe Coutinho is at the Copa America with Brazil and it is likely that he will have to be sold before Griezmann is confirmed. But Atlético know that whatever happens, Griezmann won’t be wearing red and white next season.
Félix scored 15 goals with nine assists last season and made his debut with Portugal in the Nations League semi-final. A deal for him would shatter the club-record €70 million signing of Thomas Lemar, which took place last summer.
The teenaged attacker could still sign for Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, but the fact that Record report he is in Madrid is positive for Atlético.