Unlocking Opportunities: Atletico Madrid Welcomes Positive Talks for Joao Felix with Barcelona
The season is still going on for FC Barcelona, but the future does not wait for anyone. The Catalan club is a huge organization with even bigger goals and objectives. In order to achieve these challenging goals, planning ahead and making future-focused decisions are beneficial.
The Joao Felix affair is likely going to be one of the major issues Barcelona has to deal with this summer. The Portuguese player isn’t exactly a permanent resident at Barcelona, as he is now on loan. But Atletico Madrid, his permanent club, isn’t exactly renowned for being amenable to deals.
In spite of this, SPORT claims that Barcelona might find them to be more than agreeable under some circumstances. Felix’s contract with Atletico Madrid is allegedly unsustainable, and the club wants to get rid of him as soon as possible.
He joined Barcelona on very good terms when he first arrived, which pleased the Catalan powerhouses. But as of right now, it doesn’t appear realistic that Barça will be able to cover the large transfer cost Atletico would seek in the summer of 2024.
As a result, the Madrid-based team might be amenable to a loan extension. This would spare Barcelona from having to shell out hefty transfer fees in order to keep Felix for another season. Diego Simeone reportedly wants Felix’s future resolved before the preseason and is hesitant to accommodate him, according to SPORT.
With all the cards on the table, Barcelona is well aware of the scenario and believes it to exist. Felix wants to remain at Barcelona, but Atletico Madrid wants him gone. Barça wants to keep him, but only if the ultimate financial package they agree to pay for him is one they can live with.
Felix hasn’t scored many goals, but for the time being Barcelona still believes in him. Deco is prepared to keep him around since he thinks he can be crucial to the team’s future. In the event of an extended loan, Atletico Madrid might try to include a buy option, but that is still up in the air.
SPORT thinks Felix’s destiny will be determined in large part over the course of the next few months. Atletico Madrid would rather find a solution as quickly as possible to avoid creating any space for a summertime soap opera.