Felix joins Chelsea on loan, but extends Atletico contract

LONDON (AP) — Portugal forward João Félix has joined Chelsea on loan from Atletico Madrid in a deal that will keep him at the Premier League club until the end of the season. Felix has also extended his contract with Atletico for one more year until June 2027. Felix says “Chelsea is one of the great teams in the world and I hope to help the team reach their objectives.” Felix became the third most expensive player of all time when Atletico triggered a buyout clause of about $140 million in his contract in 2019 to sign him from Benfica.

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