Joao Felix considers leaving Atlético Madrid
Joao Felix ‘considers leaving Atletico Madrid’ with his playing style incompatible with the demands of head coach Diego Simeone…
- Joao Felix may be looking for a way out of Atletico Madrid in the near future
- The Portuguese star has failed to get started in Spain since coming over from Benfica
- The 22-year-old was tipped for the success of the Ballon d’Or, but he has lost weight
Joao Felix is reportedly looking in Spain for a possible escape route from Atletico Madrid.
Felix became Atlético’s most expensive contract ever when he joined for £114 million in 2019 and was billed for big things, with the Portuguese star tipped as a nailed future Ballon d’Or winner.
However, in two and a half seasons and the Wanda Metropolitano, the 22-year-old failed to live up to the hype and was plagued by injuries.
Joao Felix considers leaving Atlético Madrid, according to reports
With the capital now struggling in LaLiga and Europe, stories have emerged that Felix may see his future elsewhere.
According to IF, the former Benfica star has told his advisers to look at other options, with a view to moving as early as this winter.
The publication suggests Felix has struggled to put his authority aside, with his own style of play at odds with the relentless pace of work demanded by head coach Diego Simeone.
The 22-year-old has failed to reach the heights since becoming the club’s most expensive asset
The report admits it is unlikely that Atletico will part with Felic without recouping a significant portion of the money they originally spent on the then-teenager.
However, they suggest that failing to secure a place in the knockout stages of the Champions League could hasten his departure, if the club feels the need to cover losses from not making the last 16.
Atletico are currently bottom of Group B and must beat Porto on Tuesday evening to have any hope of qualifying for the next round.
They must also hope that Milan fail to beat Liverpool at home to progress.
Felix didn’t get a chance to shine because of head coach Diego Simeone’s style