When Felix Correia had been signed in the summer of 2019 by Manchester
City, it came as a surprise among supporters.
It will not be wrong to say that Correia had been an unknown by a
majority of the fans of Manchester City. However, as soon as the team was
linked with him, people began searching for him frantically on YouTube for
highlight clips. Nevertheless, he had made very less appearance and thus, there
was not much to see.
Correia had been an eighteen-year-old forwards but he could play at the
Right Wing, too. He had primarily played under Sporting Lisbon under-19 and
also a few runs outs for under-19 team of Portuguese. Irrespective of the lack
of action, he had some buzz around him in 2018.
The 7 goals which he had scored in Portugal in twenty games for the
Sporting Under-19 had brought him into the limelight. This garnered the
attention of the biggest club in Europe. He was being scouted by Liverpool and
Borussia Dortmund. Juventus, Barcelona, and Manchester City had been lingering
to make a new bid.
The Portuguese press had called him the next Ronaldo. Portugal has a history of developing young talent. On 6th August, Correia was purchased by Manchester City with a 5-year deal. Joao Felix is already having an impact on Atletico Madrid since the time he has been signed in summer and there is a lot of hope regarding Correia’s future development.
Hence, it doesn’t come as a surprise that city has announced Correia joining AZ Alkmaar on loan in the Dutch League for the season. It is being hoped that his next step will be to be a part of a team in a prime European League.