Reporter Lee Hyun-min = Chelsea are on the verge of embracing Portuguese talent over rivals Manchester United.
England’s The Athletic reported on the 10th that “Chelsea is close to signing Portuguese national striker Joao Felix (22) from Atletico Madrid.”
Felix left Benfica and joined Atletico in the summer of 2019 with a transfer fee of 126 million euros (approximately 168.3 billion won), the highest in the club’s history (Atlético). He has scored 4 goals and 3 assists in 14 league appearances this season, but is dissatisfied with the way manager Diego Simeone has appointed him. The relationship is not very good, and transfer rumors continue to circulate. Most likely to leave this winter. 스포츠토토
According to the media, while Manchester United and Arsenal continue to show interest in him, Chelsea have reached a verbal agreement with Atlético for rent of 11 million euros (14.7 billion won). Initially, Atlético wanted a total of 21 million euros (28 billion won), which was 15 million euros in rent plus 6 million euros in annual salary, but the amount fell.
Chelsea are now down to 10th in the Premier League. In the FA Cup on the 9th, Manchester City suffered a complete defeat 0-4. In the winter transfer window, strikers David Dartro Popana and Andrei Santos and defender Benoit Badiacil were transfused. This is a paving stone for the future. At the same time, they are looking for an immediate sense of power due to the ongoing injuries of the attacking team. Spotted Felix. His Premier League challenge is imminent.