Joao Felix debunks rumors of a summer break just two years after his £113 MILLION move to Atletico Madrid as the Portuguese star insists he is ‘HAPPY’ at the club despite Diego Simeone cutting him down to bankroll in the title race in LaLiga
- Barcelona are reportedly interested in signing the 21-year-old Portuguese star
- There are rumors of a trade deal with Barca attacker Antoine Griezmann
- Joao Felix says he is focused on playing for Portugal at the upcoming European Championship
- The Portuguese aim to defend the trophy they won in 2016
Atlético Madrid forward Joao Felix has rejected speculation about his future with the LaLiga champions.
The 21-year-old scored 10 goals in 40 games in all competitions last season when Diego Simeone’s side took their first title in seven years.
However, the Portugal international has been linked with a departure from the Spanish capital and Barcelona is said to be interested.
Atlético Madrid attacker Joao Felix insists he is happy in the Wanda Metropolitano stadium
Felix has been linked with a move to Barcelona in a swap deal involving Antoine Griezmann
Despite the possibility of a swap deal with former Atletico star Antoine Griezmann, Felix has forfeited any chance of leaving the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in the near future.
“ I am still an Atlético player, I have a contract and I am happy with it, ” he said in an interview with Brand.
“Now I am focused on the national team, because we have an important competition to win, and I think we are candidates for that.”
Felix will join Cristiano Ronaldo in Portugal’s enviable attack on the European Championship (right)
Felix will be part of Portugal’s formidable attacking force as they strive to defend the title they won at this summer’s European Championship in 2016.
Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo will be at the center of Fernando Santos’ squad and will be supported by Felix and Liverpool star Diogo Jota.
Portugal is in group F next to the current world champions France, Germany and Hungary.
The Portuguese will kick off the defense of their title against Hungary on June 15 at the Ferenc Puskas Stadium.