Joao Felix seems to be set to maneuver to the Premier League and signal for Chelsea after the Blues agreed phrases with the striker.
- Chelsea agrees to the deal
- Felix desires a Blues transfer
- Arsenal and Man Utd miss out
WHAT HAPPENED? Chelsea have reached a verbal settlement to signal Portugal’s Joao Felix on mortgage from Atletico Madrid. The Athletic. The Blues are anticipated to pay approx €11m (£9.7m) to take Felix on mortgage for the remainder of the season after beating off competitors from Premier League rivals Arsenal and Man Utd.
BIGGER PICTURE: The transfer comes with the Blues in the course of a tough patch. Graham Potter’s aspect have dropped to tenth within the Premier League desk and have been knocked out of the FA Cup by Manchester Metropolis on Sunday. Chelsea have already been lively within the January market, bringing in Davide Datro Fofana and Benoit Badiashi.
AND MUCH MORE: Felix has additionally endured a troublesome time at Atletico, struggling together with his €127m (£112m/$135m) price ticket. The Portuguese has scored simply 4 targets in La Liga to this point this season, with the Rojiblancos beforehand admitting the ahead’s January exit is probably going.
DID YOU KNOW: Felix is the third youngest Portuguese participant to attain a objective on the World Cup after Cristiano Ronaldo in 2006 (21 years 132 factors) and António Simoes in 1966 (22 years 217 factors) (23 years 13 factors).
WHAT’S NEXT? The Blues are again in motion on Thursday towards Fulham within the Premier League at Craven Cottage.