The club that turned down the chance to sign João Felix.... for less than 2 million euros
In the summer of 2018, Sevilla were given the chance to sign then 18-year old Joao Felix for just 1.5 million euros.
Fast-forward to now and Felix, now something of a household name, is instead set to go to La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid - for 120 million euros.
Manchester City and Real Madrid were also keen to sign the Portuguese teenager - both also willing to pay over 100 million euros for the second striker after his breakthrough season.
In fact, in the case of Real Madrid, they were willing to pay 130 million euros for Felix, 80 million up front and a further 50 million upon certain objectives being fulfilled.
Ultimately, though, the Portugal international is heading to the other side of Madrid for an astronomical fee.
But that doesn’t escape the fact that Sevilla, according to reports from Spain, missed out on a deal the like of which we’ve perhaps never seen before.
Indeed, reports from Spain indicate that Felix could have been a Sevilla player long before he became a global name and the big clubs of Europe came calling.
That’s because in the summer of 2018, when Felix was something of an unknown overseas and was entirely unproven, he was offered to the Spanish club for just 1.5 million euros.
The Sevilla management at the time, however, deemed it too much money for a promising young player.