Atletico closing in on Portuguese star Joao Felix - Reports

Atletico Madrid are set to sign football sensation Joao Felix from Benfica for 120 million euros ($134m), as indicated by reports in Portugal on Tuesday.




The fee would make Felix the fifth most costly  football player after Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele.

Three Portuguese games papers – A Bola, Record and O Jogo – guarantee the 19-year-old has acknowledged an idea of a five-year contract from Atletico, with a net yearly compensation worth six million euros. Joao Felix has been connected with some of Europe's driving clubs including Manchester City, Manchester United and Juventus.

Winning the race for his mark would come as a noteworthy lift to Atletico, who are hoping to lose Antoine Griezmann this late spring after the Frenchman said he is looking for another test. Griezmann's price tag will diminish to 120 million euros on July 1, with his anticipated deal likely subsidizing Atletico's sizeable offer for Felix.

Griezmann is relied upon to join Barcelona. Joao Felix, a forward who can play on either flank or midway, has enjoyed his best season at Benfica, scoring 20 objectives in 43 aggressive recreations and helping the club win the Portugese title. He likewise made his debut for Portugal not long ago, starring alongside Cristiano Ronaldo in their Nations League semi-final win over Switzerland, with Portugal going on to win the Nation's League at the expense of Netherland.

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