Nineteen-year-old Portugal star Joao Felix was officially presented as an Atletico Madrid player at the club's Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid on Monday, after completing his €126m (£113; $141m) move from Benfica.
Felix becomes Atletico's record signing and the third most expensive player in football history, after PSG's Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, as the club usher in a new era with French... Еще star Antoine Griezmann expected to depart in the coming weeks.
«The word that best defines Joao is 'talent',» said Atleti President Enrique Cerezo of the centre-forward. «At 19, he has a long career ahead of him and we are proud of his choice to join the best team in the world, his colours for life — red and white.»
Felix's rapid rise in just 26 professional appearances for Benfica has meant that he has already earned the prestigious number 7 shirt as well as a seven year contract.