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When Atlético Madrid slams nearly 130 million euros on Joao Felix in the summer of 2019, we say that the Colchoneros have struck a blow by securing the services of one of the greatest hopes in European football. But after three and a half sawtooth seasons with the Colchoneros, marked by far too average performances, the now 23-year-old Portuguese international has chosen exile. Indeed, he was loaned by his club to Chelsea until the end of the season. And obviously, its leaders do not want to keep it this summer and would be open to a sale, but not to anyone.
No to Barça and Real Madrid
Indeed, as revealed by the daily brand, a noise is whispered in the capital as to the destination of the Portuguese prodigy: “The further, the better”. It should be understood that two destinations would be “prohibited” for the former Benfica: Real Madrid, the sworn enemy, and Barça, while the Blaugrana and Joan Laporta have already tried to attract him, whether under the form of a loan, a sale, or even a possible exchange with Antoine Griezmann when he returns to Madrid. Miguel Angel Gil, the boss of the Colchoneros, who bet big on the Portuguese, wants everything except one thing: to see him shine on the Spanish lawns, but in a different jersey than that of Atlético Madrid. If Joao Felix wants to leave permanently, he will surely have to find another footing abroad.
To sum up
On loan from Atlético Madrid to Chelsea in the Premier League, Joao Felix could definitely leave the Colchoneros this summer, but two destinations are prohibited for him, obviously Barça and Real Madrid.