Joao Felix comes of age in time to face City

Joao Felix comes of age in time to face City

A £100m price tag is a heavy weight to carry for anyone, let alone a 19-year-old. The weight of expectation on Joao Felix's shoulders after his move to Atletico Madrid has bred understandable but near-impossible expectations - but nearly three years on, there are signs he may yet realise them.

Felix became the fourth most expensive footballer in history when Atletico beat off competition from around Europe to pluck the young striker from Benfica after just a single season of top-flight football, although his 15 goals from 21 league starts in the Premeira Liga did indicate they had a truly special talent on their hands.