Atleti enter Felix fray

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Atletico Madrid have reportedly joined the race to snare Benfica starlet Joao Felix this summer.

Atletico Madrid have reportedly joined the race to snare Benfica starlet Joao Felix this summer.

A host of Europe’s top clubs have been linked with the 19-year-old, dubbed the ‘new Ronaldo’ by the media in Portugal, including both Manchester clubs, Real Madrid and Juventus.

Felix has a reported 120million euros release clause in his Benfica deal and the Portuguese giants have stressed they intend to hold out for the full amount if the forward is to depart this summer, but Goal claim Atleti believe they can negotiate a lower fee.

Los Colchoneros are also set for a windfall themselves when Antoine Griezmann departs and they could yet trigger his release clause.

Atleti will face fierce competition for Felix but they are seemingly hopeful the prospect of regular game time will convince the Portugal international to move to the Wanda Metropolitano.

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