4 years for Joao Felix with Atletico Madrid after a bumper deal was the most expensive in the club’s history, when they paid 120 million euros to acquire the services of the Portuguese attacking talent from Benfica.
However, Atletico Madrid never dealt with Joao Felix as a 120-million-euro player. Joao Felix also never acted as a 120-million-euro player. That’s simply how things have gone in Wanda Metropolitano.
There may be an explanation for this inevitable failure for this marriage, perhaps Joao Felix, when he was sold by Benfica, was not a player worth 120 million euros. maybe, but Diego Simeone failed to get the full potential of the player, even after nearly four seasons, although he has at his disposal one of the best young strikers with enormous quality and unique characteristics.
Joao Felix himself is not far behind the responsibility of this failure either. He even performed well but never in a consistent way, and rarely proved to be really above average in Colchoneros shirt. until now.
Portuguese newspaper A Bola reported that the Portuguese player could leave as early as winter transfer market (next January), with interest from Manchester United and Liverpool.
The player has made 11 appearances this season in all competitions with the Spanish club, and the manager relied on him from the start basically, but things have recently changed with his participation as a substitute in 3 of the last 4 league games, as well as sitting on the bench without featuring in the last game against Club Brugge in the Champions League.