Fabrizio Romano has provided a significant update on Joao Felix’s future at Atletico Madrid, indicating that the Portuguese forward is now willing to leave the club.
According to Romano, Felix was wanted by Manchester United and Chelsea in the summer, but it appears that a deal for the 23-year-old will not be easy or cheap.
Although Felix has had issues with Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone, there are many people at the club who want to see this signing succeed, as a lot of money was spent to
Felix looked like a huge prospect in his time at his previous club Benfica, and one imagines he could surely revive his career if he were playing under a manager better suited to making the most of his playing style.
Could Man Utd or Chelsea be the right move for him? It’s not yet clear, but Romano has provided an intriguing update on the player’s situation ahead of a possible move in January or next summer.
“Joao Felix is a special talent, but we know his situation with Atletico Madrid has not been easy,” Romano said.
“He’s had a good relationship with the club and the fans, but there are tensions with Diego Simeone. This is why he’s now open to leaving Atletico Madrid in 2023 – we’ll see if it’s in January or in the summer.
“It’s not true that Felix has asked to leave, but he’s open to a move. Atletico Madrid invested a lot of money in the young forward, so the board still wants to protect the player and see if he can make it at the club.
“It also means the next club will have to make an important offer to persuade them to sell Felix.”