Atletico Madrid sign Benfica striker for club record fee of $142 million

Last Updated: Jul 04 2019 13:23
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FOOTBALL- Premier League club Atletico Madrid has signed 19 year old Benfica striker Joao Felix for a club record fee of $142 million in a seven year deal.

Felix is now one of the five most expensive players in history. The world transfer record is the 222 million euros Paris Saint-Germain paid Barcelona for Neymar in 2017.

The Portuguese forward is being seen as a potential replacement of Antoine Griezmann who scored 133 goals in five seasons at the Premier League club. Griezmann is expected to join Barcelona.

Earlier on Wednesday, Atletico Madrid confirmed the signing of Mexican midfielder Hector Herrera from Porto while Rodrigo Hernandez left Madrid for Manchester City.