Joao Felix value could treble in a year – Felipe

Joao Felix’s €126m ‘could double or treble’ in one season at Atletico Madrid, according to his new teammate Felipe Monteiro.

Felix, 19, became Atleti’s club record signing when he was transferred from Benfica in a €126m deal earlier this month and he was officially presented at his new club on Monday.

“We have to be calm but Joao Félix , probably, in a year's time will see his value doubled or tripled,” Filipe – who played against Felix’s Benfica last season while at Porto – explained in quotes carried by Marca.

“He's a great player, in Portugal people knew he was very advanced for his age. He is very intelligent and fast, I know his running moments very well and he is now on my team.

“In Portugal he was my rival and I had to fight against him. It was difficult because it has a lot of quality, he is a child that still has a lot to grow and he will give many joys to the Atlético fans.”

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