Chelsea, which is trying to rebound in the English Premier League (EPL), has strengthened its offensive power.
Chelsea announced on the 11th (local time) that they had hired Joao Felix (Portugal), who was active in Atletico Madrid (Spain), on loan.
As a result, Felix will wear a Chelsea uniform for the rest of the season and travel around England. According to the British BBC, Felix’s rent is 11 million euros (approximately 14.73 billion won).
Felix, who made his professional debut at Benfica in Portugal in 2018, drew attention as a player to represent Portugal following Cristiano Ronaldo (Al Nasr) with flashy movements.
Felix moved to Atlético in July 2019 and settled in Spain. At the time, the transfer fee was 126 million euros, the highest ever for Atletico.
Felix scored 34 goals in 131 official matches for Atlético. This season he has scored 4 goals and 3 assists in Primera Liga.
He played 28 matches for the national team. He also participated in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar and scored in the group stage match against Ghana.
Chelsea aim for a rebound with the addition of Felix. Chelsea, which finished third in the EPL last season and runners-up in the FA Cup and League Cup, has been sluggish this season. They are in 10th place in the league, and the FA Cup and League Cup were eliminated early.
Chelsea manager Graham Porter said, “Felix is a great player. Although he is young, he has a lot of good experience. He will make a difference in the final third.”
“Chelsea is one of the best teams in the world. I want to help the team achieve their goals,” said Felix.