Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has directly mentioned the possibility that Joao Felix’s Chelsea loan period could be extended.
According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, who is well versed in the European football transfer market, on Twitter, Atletico president Cerezo said, “I don’t know what will happen to Felix during the summer transfer period.”
Cerezo continued, “Felix is now at Chelsea. Sooner or later, we will see whether the contract will be extended or vice versa. Next season may also be spent at Chelsea, or not,” leaving all possibilities open. .
Felix joined Chelsea on loan during the winter transfer period in January. The loan period is until this season, and Chelsea also paid a huge rent to Atletico. Felixie extended his contract with Atlético until 2027, just before the loan, and there is no full transfer option. If he doesn’t extend his loan with Chelsea, that means he has to return to Atlético.
Joao Felix (Chelsea). Getty Images Korea
Chelsea want to hold on to Atletico. Even though he only scored 3 goals in 13 matches in the English Premier League (EPL), Felix’s skills are being evaluated positively internally. Chelsea are currently in 11th place in the league and are suffering from extreme sluggishness, and next season, they are trying to rebound based on a super luxurious lineup such as Felix.
Reporter Romano recently said,메이저사이트 “Felix is part of Chelsea’s long-term project. We want to keep him in the future. We are very satisfied with the influence Felix has had on the club.”
“Felix is also positive about staying at Chelsea,” he added. Felix left Portuguese prestigious Benfica in 2019 to join Atletico and recorded a transfer fee of 120 million euros (approximately 160 billion won), but did not grow as expected. Felix, who needed a turning point, is trying to rise at Chelsea.
Chelsea are said to have plans to sign him completely. Since he had already spent an astronomical transfer fee, he took out Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Marc Cucurella as trade cards.