The Portuguese teenager additionally turns into the second costliest teenager of all time after French star Mbappe, who moved from Monaco to PSG for a payment of $214 million.
Felix, who turned 19 in November final yr, loved a stellar debut season that noticed him rating 15 targets for Benfica and grow to be the primary teenager ever to internet a Europa League hat-trick.
With Antoine Griezmann leaving Atletico this summer time, the Spanish membership was within the hunt for a excessive profile ahead to guide subsequent season’s assault.
Felix was amongst the highest scorers in Portugal’s Primeira Liga final yr. Whereas he performs primarily as a striker, his versatility has additionally seen him chosen on the wing and as an attacking midfielder.
He made his worldwide debut in Portugal’s Nations League conflict with Switzerland earlier this yr, and comparisons have already been drawn between Felix and countryman Cristiano Ronaldo.
However for former Benfica participant Nuno Gomes, who turned basic supervisor of the membership’s youth division shortly after Felix was signed from Porto, such comparisons are untimely.
“They’re totally different,” mentioned Gomes earlier this yr. “Ronaldo is the most effective on the planet, aged 34. Felix continues to be solely 19.”
He provides, although, that Felix’s “relationship with the ball, his first contact, his intelligence” marked him out as a totally “totally different form of participant.”