Atletico Madrid and Chelsea confirm Joao Felix on a rental basis
The loan would cost Chelsea around €11 million and the club does not have the option of finalizing the move at the end of the campaign.
Indeed, Atletico showed their commitment to the striker by extending his contract until the end of June 2027.
“From Atletico Madrid, we wish Joan Felix success in this new professional era,” Atlético posted on social media, highlighting that Felix has scored 34 goals in 131 appearances and provided 18 assists since his arrival in the summer of 2019.
His arrival gives Chelsea more opportunities to attack after the Graham Potter-coached side fell into mid-table due to poor form and were knocked out of the FA Cup, Xinhua reported.
The striker is said to have had a bad relationship with Atletico boss Diego Simeone and the fact that Joan has extended his contract could raise questions about Simeone’s future at the club. In the short term, Atlético have yet to sign an attacker, with Borja Iglesias of Betis considered a target.
11 January 2023 Other Madrid
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