Chelsea has signed Portugal forward Joao Felix from Atletico Madrid on a loan deal until the end of the season, both clubs said on Wednesday.
British media reported Chelsea will pay around 10 million euros ($10.75 million) for Felix. The 23-year-old has struggled for consistency this season and started seven of Atletico’s 16 league games.
“He is a quality player, and he will make a difference in the final third of the pitch,” Chelsea manager Graham Potter said. “He is young but has really good experience. The signing gives everybody a lift.
“He is a good age, and he can play as a second striker between the lines and make a difference in the final third. We are looking forward to working with him.”
Felix joined Atletico Madrid in 2019 and scored 25 goals in 96 appearances for the La Liga side.
Chelsea, under Potter, is going through a torrid run of form and is now 10th in the league.
(With inputs from Reuters)