Joao Felix insane training ground goal goes viral. Atletico Madrid’s record buy is showing every week why the Spanish club shelled out a fortune on him.
Eyebrows were raised when Atletico Madrid paid €126 million for Joao Felix. Yes, the Spanish giants were on the verge of losing Antoine Griezmann but even so, many believed that this was an absurd amount to pay for a teenager and showed incredible desperation on their part.
Yes, Atletico Madrid were desperate, but it was not out of fear of losing Antoine Griezmann but because they were convinced that Felix was one for the future and every single euro spent on him was worth it. Not many were convinced though. He had only played one season with in the top flight after all.
However, in his solitary year at Benfica, the teenage forward helped them win the Portuguese league. He was also awarded the league’s best young player of the season and also scored a hat-trick in the Europa; becoming the youngest player to do so at only 19.
This was enough for Atletico and they pulled all stops to bring him to the Spanish Capital. Young Felix has since shined and is yet to disappoint for them. He was outstanding in the pre-season game against Real Madrid and was exceptional while clashing with Juventus; scoring two goals against his hero, Cristiano Ronaldo’s side.
Watch: Joao Felix insane training ground goal goes viral
The starlet scored a goal during a practice session with Atletico that has since gone viral in Social Media. He collects the ball and flicks it over the keeper effortlessly in the video.
At only 19, Felix has taken the world by storm and could truly become a once in a generation talent in the years to come.
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