Atletico’s Portuguese forward Joao Felix was named the best young player, receiving Golden Boy award 08:19 01.12.2019

Joao Felix is the best young player


Atletico’s Portuguese forward Joao Felix was named the best young player, receiving Golden Boy award.

This summer Joao Felix moved from Benfica, in which shined last season, to Atletico Madrid to replace Antoine Griezmann. Although the Frenchman’s transfer was predictable, but was a surprising one both for management and the fans, because of theMattressers’ conflict with Catalan Barcelona.

Therefore, Atletico had to put 126 million euros on the table forthe19-year old wunderkind, who is not really living up to expectations. Diego Costa and Alvaro Morata, who this season remembered his time at Juventus and has scored five goals and made one assist since the start of the league, are far more efficient. Felix has only two goals in his asset and one assist in ten matches. Last season, he scored 15 goals and made seven assists in Liga NOS for Benfica.

But thanks to former merits and the absence of competition Felix received an the best young footballer award. In pursuit of the prize, the Portuguese overtook Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho as well as Erling Haaland, who this season shines in the squad of Austrian Salzburg and the Norway national team.

Due to the absence of Mbappe in the list of applicants because of a new threshold of development, the decision to give the award to Felix seems logical. Compared to Felix, a more stable year was spent by Matthijs de Ligt. The Dutchman helped Ajax make it to the Champions League semifinal, reached the Nations League finals with the Netherlands national team, and qualified with his national team for the European Championship 2020. Compared to Felix, de Ligt looks more stable, but due to the widespread influence of the media, the title was given to the forward. Therefore, we can also expect that Ballon D’Or will be received not by van Dijk, but by Messi or Ronaldo.

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