Joao Felix has flown to London with his family and agent to undergo a medical with Chelsea ahead of a loan move from Atletico Madrid until the end of the season, after which he will sign a contract.
Chelsea and Atletico Madrid are currently exchanging and signing documents for the acquisition of Joao Felix.
Chelsea are set to beat Manchester United and Arsenal to the signing of Joao Felix. The Atletico Madrid and Portugal forward could become Chelsea’s fourth January signing, following Benoit Badiashile, David Datro Fofana, and Andrey Santos. The Blues must improve their attack, which has only scored 20 goals in 17 league games.
Chelsea has had a difficult few weeks, with the club dealing with an injury crisis while also struggling to find winning results on the field.
The Blues have won just one of their last eight Premier League games and currently sit 10th in the table, 10 points outside the top four, while defeats to Man City in the Carabao Cup and FA Cup eliminated Potter’s side in the third round of both competitions.
Chelsea are currently ten points outside the top four in the Premier League and have already been eliminated from the FA Cup and Carabao Cup.
The Blues have failed to score in five of their last seven games across all competitions, but according to The Athletic’s David Ornstein, Chelsea have verbally agreed to sign Felix on loan, with the Blues paying a €11 million (£9.68 million) fee for the 23-year-temporary old’s services. Arsenal and Manchester United were also interested in signing the Atletico Madrid forward, but it appears that Chelsea has won the race to sign him.
Due to his versatility, Félix is regarded as a highly skilled and technical player who can play in a variety of offensive positions. Throughout his career, he has been used as a striker, a second striker, and even a winger, though his primary position is that of an attacking midfielder.
In the first 16 games of the 2022–2023 season, Joao Felix has scored four goals. He now ranks as the 17th leading scorer in La Liga thus far. His goal-to-shot ratio is 56 percent.