Ex-Chelsea star Joao Felix breaks down in tears at his Barcelona unveiling after finally bagging dream transfer | The Sun
JOAO FELIX broke down in tears after finally completing his “dream” transfer to Barcelona.
The Catalans swooped to snap up the Portuguese forward, 23, and Joao Cancelo from Manchester City on deadline day.
Felix has endured a miserable few months after he was shipped out to Chelsea on loan back in January from Atletico Madrid.
Following a red card on his debut, he only managed to score four times for the Blues before they opted against signing him permanently.
Felix returned to his parent club but remained out of manager Diego Simeone's plans at Atletico.
As his future remained up in the air, the ace publicly declared his desire to join Barcelona back in July.
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He said: “I'd love to play for Barcelona. Barca has always been my first choice and I’d love to join them.
“It was always my dream since I was a kid. If it happens, it will be a dream come true for me.”
And now, finally, that dream has become a reality – but it seems to have proven to be a little too much.
After sealing his loan move to Barcelona, he took part in an official presentation over the weekend as the club unveiled their new boys.
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Now snaps have emerged showing Felix crying with happiness as he pulled on the Barca colours for the first time.
And things got even better for him just hours later as he made his debut for his new side.
He came off the bench for the final ten minutes and helped Barcelona to earn a late 2-1 victory at Osasuna thanks to a Robert Lewandowski strike.
Felix joined Atleti from Benfica for a staggering £112million in 2019 and made 131 appearances, scoring 34 goals and winning one LaLiga title before falling out of favour.
Now he will be hoping to add more silverware to his collection under Xavi.
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