Portuguese club, Benfica has confirmed Atletico Madrid are close in for Joao Felix deal after the Spanish club summited a club-record fee of 126 million euros.
The 19-year-old has made revelations at the Primera club during 2018/2019 campaign as the Eagles endured tough competition to win the Portuguese league title scoring 15 goals in 26 league games.
He thereafter earned a call-up to feature in Portugal’s successful UEFA Nations League quest and continued to attract the eyes of top European clubs including Real Madrid, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Juventus.
However, Atletico Madrid after triggering the starlet’s release clause, have outshines others to close in a potential successor of the departing Antoine Griezmann.
Although the Los Rojiblancos are yet to release a statement to affirm his switch reports have said he is expected to complete his medical in the coming days.
The teenager is set to become the fifth most expensive player of all-time after Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele.