30 Mar 2022 | 04:54 | Football
Diego Simeone praises Joao Felix
Since taking over the supreme chair of Barcelona, Joan Laporta has constantly planned to improve the strength of the squad, in order to quickly return the club to its original position. The 59-year-old president is interested in signing Atletico Madrid’s Joao Felix.
Recently, Laporta did not hesitate to admit on RAC1: ” I love Joao Felix and his agent knows it. Felix is a great player.
We looked at making the change this past summer, but it couldn’t be done.”
The Portuguese striker has not been able to prove himself worthy of the price of 126 million euros that Atletico Madrid spent to recruit him from Benfica in 2019. However, Felix’s contract is still valid until 2026 and the coach Diego Simeone insists that the 22-year-old star remains a key player at the club.
Goal confirms Atletico Madrid is well aware of Barcelona’s interest in Felix, but they have no intention of negotiating the transfer of the striker born in 1999. The Catalan team, of course, cannot activate the release clause. to 350 million euros of the Portuguese player.
It is possible that Joan Laporta expects Atletico to agree to receive Antoine Griezmann as a swap. The French star is currently wearing the Wanda Metropolitano home team on loan.