Joao Felix and Atletico Madrid have by no means been match. One is an thrilling participant, who can pull the strings in a frontline stuffed with attacking expertise. In the meantime, the opposite is moulded by the ways of Diego Simeone.
There’s nothing unsuitable with that, both. Simeone is without doubt one of the finest managers in world soccer. However, there is a purpose that the likes of Diego Costa have thrived the place Felix and others have failed. It takes a sure participant, maybe these rougher spherical the sides, extra aggressive, to essentially go well with the system constructed by the Argentine. And, nicely, that has by no means been Felix.
The previous Benfica ahead is a far tidier participant, way more elegant than, say, Costa. He has by no means been a ahead who can feed off scraps in a extra conservative method, therefore why he maybe ought to have steered away from Atletico within the first place.
After a mean mortgage spell at Chelsea, although, it seems to be like Felix and Simeone are set to lastly half methods this summer time.
How previous is Joao Felix?
Nonetheless solely 23 years previous, Felix is reportedly prepared for the following step in his profession. Certainly, he needs to make a transfer to Paris Saint-Germain this summer time, with Atletico keen to promote the ahead, however just for an £85m charge after they initially splashed out £113m on him again in 2019, in response to The Each day Mail.
A transfer to the French capital could have been recognized as a possible choice as a result of unsure way forward for Kylian Mbappe, who has only one 12 months remaining on his present contract. In accordance with Fabrizio Romano, PSG have informed the star ahead that he must both signal a brand new contract or depart this summer time, slightly than depart totally free in a 12 months.
Given Lionel Messi’s departure, mixed with added uncertainty over Neymar’s future, too, the Ligue 1 outfit may but look in the direction of the likes of Felix so as to add some much-needed firepower this summer time.
In any case, what higher strategy to exchange one of the costly gamers of all time, than with one of the costly gamers of all time?
Why was Joao Felix stripped of the quantity 7 shirt?
Within the largest trace but that Felix might be on the transfer this summer time, Atletico have stripped the Portugal worldwide of his quantity seven shirt, handing it again to Antoine Griezmann – as seen on this newest video shared on their Twitter account.
In accordance with Relevo, too, Simeone and Felix not wish to work collectively, giving the La Liga facet fairly the state of affairs to work out. Given their reported price ticket of £85m, although, it stays to be seen whether or not or not a high membership is available in for the want-away ahead.
Talking in regards to the ahead on the finish of final season, Simeone mentioned: “Bids for Joao Felix? We have to see if the proposal might be good financially for the membership, that’s essential. Spanish golf equipment? Similar.”
If that is to be the top of the ahead’s time in Spain, he is not going to look again on it with the best fondness, having discovered the again of the online simply 34 occasions, and recording simply 18 assists in 131 appearances for Atletico Madrid.
Wherever he finally ends up subsequent, Felix will hope to lastly get his profession again on observe.