NEWS
Tuesday August 13 2019
Joao Felix can be world class at Atletico Madrid - Oblak

Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak has spoken of the ‘huge talent’ of his new teammate Joao Felix, who signed this summer from Benfica.

The teenager made the landmark €126m switch from the Lisbon giants to Atleti this summer and has shone in pre-season with Diego Simeone’s side.

“We are still in pre-season but it is clear that he has huge talent,” Oblak told reporters.

“With talent like that he can grow into being a magnificent player, I am sure that this is the right place for him.

“He is going to progress a lot under Diego Simeone and he is going to learn a lot here. There is no doubt that he is a great talent.

“If he continues on the same path as he started, if he trains and keeps playing at the level he has shown then he will be a world class player, no doubt.”

Felix is the theoretical replacement for Antoine Griezmann - now at Barcelona - at Los Rojiblancos and is set to be the fulcrum of their attack next season.

Football Italia website