He has not lived up to that immense price tag quite yet, with eight goals and three assists in 29 appearances this season in between niggling ankle injuries. He did, however, score twice in his first appearance after the resumption of La Liga following the coronavirus lockdown - a away win over Osasuna - and he is regarded as a potential star of the future. Atletico managed to sign Felix ahead of interest from Real Madrid, Manchester City, Juventus and others, and are not keen on parting with a prized asset so quickly. It now remains to be seen whether leading clubs will be able to afford transfers on this scale for the foreseeable future, with the Covid pandemic having had a serious effect on club finances with the loss of matchday revenue as teams are forced to play behind closed doors. Goal can confirm City were interested in Felix before his move to Atleti although it's unclear if Pep Guardiola's side made the more recent follow-up approach, with it not being usual for the former Barcelona coach to go back in for a player who has previously opted against linking up with the Catalan.
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Place of birth: Viseu. Citizenship: Portugal. Height: 1,80 m. Position: Second Striker. Contract expires: Agent: Soccer ProMaster. National player: Portugal.
The gruelling demands Diego Simeone makes of his players have been well documented, with Thomas Lemar a recent victim of El Cholo's tireless system. The signing of a dynamic attacker, who possessed the ability to grab a game by the scruff of its neck hinted at a transition was taking place in the Spanish capital. The year-old has also struggled to display what is considered by many to be his most potent asset — his ability to take on a defender. Atleti currently sit sixth in LaLiga and were dealt a humiliating blow in their Copa del Rey exit at the hands of third division side Cultural Leonesa. And with fixtures still to come against top-four rivals Getafe and Real Sociedad , Atleti need all the firepower they can get. But until the Court of Arbitration for Sport rule on A lot can change in 12 months.
He is known for his speed, finishing, technique and his dribbling and he can also play as a winger or an attacking midfielder. He began playing for the latter's reserve team a year later and was promoted to the first-team in , making his professional debut at age He then starred as a goalscorer and helped Benfica win the league title in his first and only season with them , and was awarded Primeira Liga's Best Young Player of the Year and the Golden Boy award. In doing so, he became the youngest player to debut for Benfica B. A week later, he scored his first Primeira Liga goal, thus becoming the youngest player to score in the Lisbon derby , which ended in a 1—1 tie. In doing so, he became the youngest ever player aged 19 years and days to score a hat-trick in the competition, breaking Marko Pjaca 's record by 67 days. He has a younger brother, Hugo, who plays for Benfica youth ranks.