Atlético Madrid want Joao Félix to replace Antoine Griezmann
It’s the big news of the day in Portugal: Atlético Madrid are looking at rising Benfica star Joao Félix to replace Antoine Griezmann. According to Portuguese daily Record, the Atlético star is set to accept an offer to leave Madrid this summer, with the club banking his purchase out proviso which drops to 120 million euro on 1 July. Atlético need the substitution for the French striker to be Félix, given what they see is his heavenly potential.
Stiff competition for Félix
Simeone’s side will have stiff competition for the 19-old striker, with Manchester City boss Pepe Guardiola reportedly having asked the club board to make every effort to sign one of Europe’s most sultry youthful properties, including venturing to straightforwardly pay his purchase out provision which is additionally set at 120 million euros.
But it’s not just City who are desperate to land the forward – Juventus were thought to be leading the race recently, with the player’s agent Jorge Mendes setting up a meeting with Juve sporting director Fabio Paratici to talk about an exchange. Félix himself is said to be enthusiastic about the playing close by Cristiano Ronaldo.
Reports in Portugal have indicated that Benfica have already rejected an offer of 75 million euros from Juventus, who are said to be happy to offer Dybala to prepare for the Portuguese adolescent.
As with any up and com
ing ability, Real Madrid also have been intensely connected with Félix.
Benfica keen to keep Joao Félix
Benfica though are desperate to hold onto the forward, who went into the record books earlier this month as the youngest player to score a Europa League hat-trick in Benfica’s 4-2 win over Entracht Frankfurt.