Chelsea invested a significant amount in the loan signing of Joao Felix (Atletico Madrid).
European transfer market expert Fabricio Romano said on the 10th (Korean time), “Felix is moving to Chelsea. 안전놀이터 A full verbal agreement has been reached. notified
“A full transfer option was not included. Felix plans to extend his contract with Atlético to 2027 (currently 2026) before leaving for Chelsea,” he added.
The rent is quite amazing, but the weekly wage is not too bad. Nizar Kinsella of England’s ‘Evening Standard’ said: “Chelsea cover Felix’s full wages for the rest of the season. “he explained.
Felix grew up in SL Benfica (Portugal), and then wore an Atletico uniform in the summer of 2019 for an astronomical amount of 127 million euros (about 170 billion won). This is the ‘Mega Deal’, which is the 5th largest transfer fee in the world, and signed a 7-year long-term contract.
The disappointment was greater than the expectations. Felix is entering his fourth season, and so far has only recorded 34 goals and 18 assists in 131 games. Recently, rumors of a feud with Atletico manager Diego Simeone have also been raised. As a result, it was put up for sale in the transfer market in January, and multiple English Premier League (EPL) clubs clung to it.
According to England’s ‘The Athletic’, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United competed. The final winner was Chelsea. Chelsea won Atlético’s heart by offering a 100% weekly wage card in addition to a hefty rent. 안전놀이터 And the player also showed interest in going to the EPL, so the negotiations ended well.
In particular, Felix’s weekly wage stands out. Looking at Chelsea’s 2022-23 season wages, Raheem Sterling is £325,000 (about 492 million won), Kalidou Koulibaly is £295,000 (about 446 million won), and N’Golo Kante is £290,000. (Approximately 439 million won) and is in the TOP3. Felix is next, at £270,000.
Although it is a rental, Felix’s shoulders are heavy. Chelsea are in 10th place with 1 win, 3 draws and 4 losses in their last 8 EPL matches. Also, the English Football League Cup (EFL Cup) and FA Cup were eliminated after three rounds. On top of that, the strikers have suffered line injuries and are in a state of considerable lack of options. There is a reason why Chelsea made a bold investment towards Felix.