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Atletico bank on record signee Joao Felix to fill Griezmann's boots

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Atletico bank on record signee Joao Felix to fill Griezmann's boots

Atletico bank on record signee Joao Felix to fill Griezmann's boots

Atletico Madrid's latest signing Joao Felix says he's delighted to join the team after the side paid 126 million euros ($142 million) to Benfica, making him the fourth most expensive player of all time.

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Atletico bank on record signee Joao Felix to fill Griezmann's boots

SHOWS: MADRID, SPAIN (JULY 8, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1.

VARIOUS OF STRIKER JOAO FELIX POSING FOR PHOTO WITH JERSEY ALONGSIDE ATLETICO MADRID PRESIDENT, ENRIQUE CEREZO; ATLETICO'S DELEGATE COUNCILLOR MIGUEL ANGEL GIL MARIN AND CLUB'S MANAGER, ANDREA BERTA (TWO SHOTS) 2.

(SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) ATLETICO MADRID STRIKER, JOAO FELIX, SAYING: "I'm very happy to be part of this project and being able to form part of this club's history.

All my team mates welcomed me in a very good way, and I'm here to help the club." 3.

VARIOUS OF FELIX POSING WITH JERSEY (TWO SHOTS) 4.

(SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) ATLETICO MADRID STRIKER JOAO FELIX SAYING: "We all know the great player Cristiano (Ronaldo) is, currently the best player in the world and probably the best ever.

At the national squad he always talked about Madrid, that he spent a lot of his life here.

He always spoke about Madrid, that he enjoyed it a lot.

But I'm here to make my own story, to be known as Joao Felix.

Of course, the comparisons are good, but Cristiano is Cristiano and I want to be myself." 5.

VARIOUS EXTERIORS OF WANDA METROPOLITANO STADIUM ANNOUNCING FELIX'S SIGNING (TWO SHOTS) STORY: Atletico Madrid's latest signing Joao Felix said on Monday (July 8) he's delighted to join the team after the Spanish side paid 126 million euros ($142 million) to Benfica, making him the fourth most expensive player of all time.

The Portuguese striker avoid comparisons with his compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo and said he's at Madrid to create his own story.

Felix will be expected to take over the mantle of Antoine Griezmann, who is expected to sign for Spanish champions Barcelona for 120 million euros.

He is the fourth most expensive signing of all time after Neymar, who cost 222 million euros when he switched to Paris St Germain in 2017, Kylian Mbappe and Philippe Coutinho.

Portugal international Felix made his first-team debut for Benfica last season, helping the Lisbon side win the Portuguese league title with 15 goals and seven assists in 21 starts.

He also became the youngest player to score a Europa League hat-trick in a 4-2 win over Eintracht Frankfurt.

Felix, who made his Portugal debut in a 3-1 win over Switzerland in the UEFA Nations League semi-final, becomes Atletico's most expensive player, smashing their record of 72 million euros to prise Thomas Lemar from AS Monaco last year.




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