Diego Simeone has spoken out on Joao Felix’s future at Atletico Madrid.
The forward has been linked with a move away from Spain for several months, due to his strained relationship with Simeone and Atletico’s style of play. Felix is a skilful, creative and technical player who is versatile enough to be deployed in many attacking positions.
The club’s CEO confirmed the board would consider bids for Felix, with the star open the leaving as soon as January.
Since then, he has been linked with the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and even Aston Villa, yet nothing has been materialised yet ahead of the transfer window opening.
Felix’s time in Madrid
Felix lifted the La Liga with Atletico in 2021 and was named the side’s Player of the Year after their successful campaign. However, this season has been lacklustre for Simeone’s side, as they are out of all European competitions already.
The manager addressed the situation regarding his striker, and insisted that “no one is untouchable”.
Simeone on João Felix: “I hope we can give João some serenity, joy to show what he learned at the World Cup — he’s important”. ??? #Atleti
“I only focus on Atléti to win. Our CEO words on João’s future? Whatever has to happen, will happen. Here no one is untouchable”. pic.twitter.com/qv8r98IJil
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 21, 2022
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