Atletico Madrid hands Joao Felix Griezmann's No. 7 shirt

With Antoine Griezmann poised to leave, Atletico Madrid has a new No. 7.

Teenage sensation Joao Felix will wear the number seven at Atletico Madrid.   -  Twitter: @Atleti

Joao Felix will wear Antoine Griezmann's No. 7 shirt at Atletico Madrid in 2019-20.

With Griezmann poised to leave Atletico for La Liga champion Barcelona, Atletico has handed the shirt to teenage sensation Joao Felix. Felix completed his blockbuster EUR 126 million move to Atletico from Portuguese giant Benfica on Wednesday.

Atletico beat a host of Europe's top clubs to sign the 19-year-old, who has signed a seven-year contract at the Wanda Metropolitano. Felix scored 20 goals in all competitions during the 2018-19 season — his first as part of Benfica's senior squad — and in April became the youngest player to hit a Europa League hat-trick.

The Portugal international's arrival comes as Griezmann prepares to leave Madrid after five years with Diego Simeone's side. Griezmann scored 15 La Liga goals as Atletico finished second behind Barca in 2018-19, while he netted 21 in all competitions.

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