Closed: João Félix leaves SL Benfica and signs for Atlético

Benfica's João Félix celebrates after scoring against Santa Clara during a Portuguese First League match

Benfica's João Félix celebrates after scoring against Santa Clara during a Portuguese First League match held at Luz Stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, on May 18, 2019. ANTONIO COTRIM/Lusa

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João Félix will play for Atlético Madrid next season. The deal, as Plataforma announced on May 22, is expected to be announced today.

The Portuguese player will join the Madriliean team to replace the French international Antoine Griezmann, who has been signed by FC Barcelona.

The final details of the biggest transfer in the history of Portuguese football were ironed out in the late afternoon during a meeting between football agent Jorge Mendes, SL Benfica president Filipe Vieira, and top Atlético leaders.

Plataforma knows that Atlético Madrid is about to pay the €120 million termination clause imposed by the Portuguese club.

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