Young Portuguese forward, Felix Correia, has left reigning Premier League champions Manchester City to sign for Dutch Eredivisie side, AZ Alkmaar, on a season-long loan deal.
The move to Alkmaar comes within weeks of the highly-rated 18-year-old prodigy arriving the Etihad Stadium from Sporting Lisbon back in July to become City’s fourth signing of the summer.
🔴 Félix is red!
— AZ (@AZAlkmaar) August 21, 2019
“We are happy with the arrival of Felix,” Alkmaar’s director of football affairs, Max Huiberts, said. “[He] is a real winger with a lot of speed, individual action and depth. Nowadays you don’t see that much anymore with a player with these characteristics.”
Alkmaar revealed on its official website that Correia’s season-long loan move comes with an option for the teenager to extend his stay in the Netherlands for a further year.
Correia was signed for an initial £3.2 million deal after the arrivals of Rodri from Atletico Madrid, Angelino from PSV Eindhoven and Zack Steffen from Columbus Crew, with City expected to pay an additional £3.2 million in add-ons.
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