helsea have confirmed the signing of Joao Felix on mortgage till the tip of the season.
The 23-year-old signed a contract extension at Atletico Madrid, operating till 2027, earlier than making the swap to Stamford Bridge. Each Manchester United and Arsenal confirmed preliminary curiosity within the Portugal worldwide, however it’s Chelsea who reportedly most appealed to the participant.
Commonplace Sport understands Chelsea have agreed to tackle Felix’s full wages in the course of his keep together with paying a sizeable mortgage payment, with the deal totalling round £16million, a value United had been unwilling to pay.
Chelsea have been looking out for attacking reinforcement this month and Felix is their fourth January signing, although the primary one anticipated to right away compete for a first-team spot, after Benoit Badiashile, David Datro Fofana and Andrey Santos.
Felix has been at Atletico since 2019, arriving from Benfica in a deal price a staggering £113million to change into the fourth most-expensive signing in soccer historical past.
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