Chelsea have completed the loan signing of Portuguese forward, Joao Felix from Atlético Madrid.
The West London side confirmed the 23-year-old’s signing in a statement published on its website on Wednesday.
Felix is expected to bolster Graham Potter’s injury-hit side that is languishing in 10th place on the table, 10 points adrift of the last UEFA Champions League spot.
Felix joined Atletico from Benfica in 2019 for 126 million euros ($135 million), a record fee for both clubs.
At the Spanish capital, he managed 34 goals in 131 appearances.
A skilful and stylish attacker, the player is most effective when roaming fluidly across the forward line and involving himself in the build-up play, Chelsea said.
On moving on loan Stamford Bridge, Felix said, “Chelsea is one of the great teams in the world and I hope to help the team reach their objectives, so I am very, very happy to be here and very excited to play at Stamford Bridge.”
From Joao Felix, to you! 😁 pic.twitter.com/KpmkMnk2l6
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 11, 2023
Meanwhile, Chelsea fans have taken to social media to express delight at the signing of the forward.
Welcome to Chelsea Joao Felix 💙 pic.twitter.com/RCwk8nISvB
— Frank Khalid OBE (@FrankKhalidUK) January 11, 2023
Petition for Joao Felix to start tomorrow. No time to waste. pic.twitter.com/wqQOHAmEqV
— Alabi (@the_Lawrenz) January 11, 2023
He really is exuding HAPPINESS 😅 the actual jump I made when I was scrolling through tiktok and officially saw João Felix in the Chelsea jersey pic.twitter.com/OQjDWNvgNP
— ella (@tryawish) January 11, 2023