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Atlético de Madrid star Joao Félix has sung the praises of Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount during an exclusive interview with the Telegraph.
Felix is a forgotten man when it comes to the conversation about future stars, with Kylian Mbappé and Erling Haaland widely regarded as the natural heirs of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
That’s exactly what he wanted to comment on as he spoke to Matt Law of the Telegraph, with the Portuguese sensation eager to make sure the stars of PSG and Dortmund don’t leave him behind.
However, could there be a fourth name in the conversation and also one in English? Maybe that would be an exaggeration, but there is a player on these shores that Felix seems to like a lot.
While speaking to the Telegraph, Felix got lyrical about Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount, who has established himself as a key player for the club and the country, despite being just 22 years old:
“I played with Chris Willock at Benfica three or four years ago and he told me that Chelsea have a guy who sees that he is similar to me and he told me it was Mason Mount.”
“Then a few years later, he showed up at Chelsea and sometimes I watch him and I like the way he plays, I like the way he touches the ball. Chris had told me about him before he appeared in the Premier League so I was looking forward to seeing him. “
Few would have expected Joao Felix to be a Mason Mount fan, but the Chelsea academy product has been causing a sensation in the game for the past 18 months. Perhaps it should come as no surprise that people are beginning to notice.
Felix will take the field with Mount tomorrow night in the first leg of Atlético’s Champions League tie with Chelsea. You can see the midfielder in all his glory up close and personal.