João Félix was unveiled as a new Atlético de Madrid player on Monday at a packed Wanda Metropolitano Auditorium. The forward was accompanied by his family, club president Enrique Cerezo, CEO Miguel Ángel Gil Marín, vice presidents Antonio Alonso and Lázaro Albarracín and club legends Adelardo Rodríguez, Solozábal and Paulo Futre.
Enrique Cerezo welcomed the Portuguese at the beginning of the event.
“Some people are born with an innate talent that they show from a young age. Writers, painters, sculptors, sportsmen… The word that best describes João is “talent.” At 19, he has a great career ahead of him and we’re proud that he chose the Red & White colours. João, welcome to Atlético de Madrid,” our president said.
The 19-year-old spoke afterwards, claiming he wanted to write his own history at our club.
“I’m very happy to be a part of this project and a part of this club’s history. My teammates have welcomed me very well and I’m here to help the club in everything I can. I’m here to write my own history,” João Félix said.
Adelardo Rodríguez and Futre also took the stage to welcome our new player.
“He has talent, character and everything that’s needed to succeed,” Futre said, while Adelardo wished him luck and urged him to become an idol at our club.
To wrap up the event, João Félix was presented with his new number 7 shirt.