Joao Felix is joining Atletico Madrid & Antoine Griezmann’s Barcelona move is still on

Joao Felix to join Atletico Madrid

One of the most sought-after teenagers in European football appears to be on the move.

While it’s yet to be confirmed by the clubs, reporter Fabrizio Romano has announced that Joao Felix’s switch from Benfica to Atletico Madrid is happening.

Writing on social media, Fabrizio Romano, who is a reporter for the Guardian amongst others, claimed:

Joao Felix from Benfica to Atletico Madrid, here we go! Total agreement with the player for 5 years contract, the clubs are now finalizing last details then the deal will be done.

How much will Atletico Madrid pay for Joao Felix?

Fabrizio Romano added on Instagram (see below) that the clubs are still haggling over Joao Felix’s price tag:

Atleti are trying to pay less than €120m but if Benfica will not accept another solution, the Colchoneros are going to pay the total amount of the release clause.

Who is Joao Felix?

19-year-old Joao Felix is a product of Benfica’s youth system.

Last year, the attacking midfielder broke into the Benfica senior side.

In total in 2018-19, Joao Felix played 43 games across all competitions.

He scored 20 goals and chipped in with 11 assists.

Update on Antoine Griezmann’s move to Barcelona

Fabrizio Romano has also posted a short update on the likelihood of Antoine Griezmann moving to Barcelona.

At the start of the summer, Griezmann appeared to be bound for Barcelona, after he revealed that he was leaving Atletico Madrid.

However, in recent weeks, nothing much has appeared to happen to advance this transfer along.

According to Fabrizio Romano, however, the Griezmann move to Barcelona is still probable:

Felix will be the replacement for Griezmann. Antoine has agreed personal terms with Barcelona 3 months ago – as confirmed by Atlético CEO Gil Marin – and he expects the agreement with Barça will be respected.

Fabrizio Romano on Joao Felix & Antoine Griezmann

 

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João Felix from Benfica to Atlético Madrid, here we go! Total agreement with the player for 5 years contract, Atléti are trying to pay less than €120M but if Benfica will not accept another solution, the Colchoneros are going to pay the total amount of the release clause. João is waiting… and is ready to have medicals in Madrid soon. ⚪️🔴 PS: Felix will be the replacement for Griezmann. Antoine has agreed personal terms with Barcelona 3 months ago – as confirmed by Atlético CEO Gil Marin – and he expects the agreement with Barça will be respected. 🔴🔵 #atleti #joaofelix #transfers #griezmann #FCB João Felix è a un passo dall’Atlético Madrid, ci siamo. Accordo totale con l’attaccante portoghese per un contratto di 5 anni, presto le visite mediche a Madrid. L’Atlético proverà a pagare poco meno dei 120 milioni previsti dal Benfica; non fosse accettata questa soluzione, verrà ugualmente versata l’intera cifra della clausola per avere il gioiellino del ‘99. ⚪️🔴 #benfica #SLB #atleticodemadrid #calciomercato

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Also see: Neymar is ‘close’ to leaving PSG for Barcelona – Globo

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