Joao Felix is eager to move to Barcelona.
Atletico Madrid are steadily preparing for the new season. Antoine Griezmann was completely transferred and brought back, and Chalar Sowinjwi and Cesar Azpilicueta were recruited through free agency (FA). He also earned more than 70 billion dong by selling Matheus Cuna to Wolverhampton Wanderers, and raised money by selling Henang Lodi and Jeffrey Kondogbia.
However, there are players whose future is not yet decided. Felix, called the ‘second Ronaldo’, is the main character. In the summer of 2019, Atletico invested an enormous amount of 127.2 million euros (approximately 182.2 billion won) to fill the vacancy of ‘Ace’ Griezmann and brought Felix. This is still a figure that sits at the top of the world transfer record.
I received a lot of expectations and got a lot of opportunities. Since he was still young and the league had changed, Atlético waited patiently for him to explode.
But it was only a vain hope. Felix hardly ever rebounded. In three and a half seasons, his career record was 131 games, 34 goals and 18 assists. In the 2021-22 season, it seemed to be somewhat revived, but it was only for a while. Eventually, it lost its position in the 2022-23 season and became a rotation resource. Felix was dissatisfied with his position and expressed it openly. In the end, rumors of a disagreement with coach Diego Simeone were raised, and during the winter transfer market, he transferred to Chelsea through ‘lease’.
Felix is content with his Chelsea life. 4 goals in 20 matches including cup competitions. He didn’t have many attack points, but he showed a sparkling appearance with his elegant movements. Also, thanks to playing the game with less pressure, the level of happiness he feels has also increased.안전놀이터
He also considered settling for Chelsea. According to British media ‘Team Talk’, Felix said: “I don’t know about my future yet, but I have been very happy for the past four or five months. Chelsea is the best club. Everyone here treats me really well. My teammates are also very happy. It’s unbelievably good. I love being here.”
But this didn’t happen. Mauricio Pochettino didn’t have Felix in his plans. So he returned to Atletico.
As soon as he returned to Atlético, he found himself at the center of controversy. It was an embarrassing statement. According to European football transfer expert Fabricio Romano, he said: “Barcelona has always been my first pick. I want to join Barcelona. It has been my dream to play there since I was a kid. If the deal goes through, it will be my dream come true.” said. It was an angry enough statement for Atlético fans and officials to hear.
After that, he actively pursued a transfer to Barcelona. According to influential Italian journalist Nicolo Skira, he even reached an agreement in principle with Barcelona. Saudi Arabia and others approached him, but Felix’s goal was only to transfer to Barcelona. Spanish media ‘Sport’ reported: “Felix has told his agent, Jorge Mendes, to reject all offers from outside Barcelona. Barcelona will soon offer a loan move to Atlético. We plan to support all of them,” he said.