Chelsea Signs Joao Felix the Atletico Madrid and Portugal Forward on Loan


Chelsea beat Man United and Arsenal to the signing of Joao Felix, despite neither club being willing to pay the €11 million (£9.69 million) loan fee plus wages.

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Chelsea’s fourth January signing is Joao Felix, following Benoit Badiashile, David Datro Fofana, and Andrey Santos; Atletico allowed Felix to leave due to his difficult relationship with Diego Simeone.

Felix has agreed to a one-year extension with Atletico Madrid, extending his contract until June 2027.

Joao Felix

“Chelsea is one of the great teams in the world, and I hope to help the team reach their objectives, so I am very, very happy to be here and very excited to play at Stamford Bridge.” Felix noted.

Felix traveled to London on Tuesday for a medical before joining Chelsea for the remainder of the season.

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Because of his difficult relationship with manager Diego Simeone, the La Liga club was willing to let Felix, who has five goals and three assists in all competitions this season, leave on loan in January.

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