BARÇA HAS NO ENERGY FOR JOAO FÉLIX
Barça will not negotiate for Joao Félix despite Atlético's insistence
Published:3/12/2023 - 07:29h
Updated:3/12/2023 - 13:05h
Joao Félix's future at FC Barcelona is still far from resolved. Beyond Atlético de Madrid's insistence on resolving the transfer of the Portuguese as soon as possible, the culé board is clear that, for now, it is not feasible to resolve anything
Joao Félix will have this Sunday his first direct crossing with the Athletic of Madrid, waiting for the resolution of his future. The one of Viseu attained to go out with his in summer forcing his cession to the FC Barcelona and, although it knows that in July will have to return to the group 'colchonero', knows that in Catalonia will try to retain him the next season if it keeps an optimum performance in the 2023/24, but the negotiation between the clubs will be much more complex the year entrante of what resulted this year.
In this sense, for the Atleti is priority resolve his traspaso definite what before, whereas the Barça prefers to take the things calmly, knowing that the time is his best ally for abaratar the cost and the terms of another eventual loan the next summer. No in vain, the managerial 'rojiblanca' follow trying, without success, a 'summit' with the culés by Félix, something that in Catalonia have descartado tajantemente. For now, the only priority is to close the signing of Vitor Roque. Of the rest will speak of June from now on.
The Athletic, forced to go down his aspirations by Joao Félix
With the renewal of Joao until 2027, the Athletic tried to ensure a high sale with the luso. First it spoke of a traspaso by the order of the 80 million euros, taking advantage of the big start of season of the mediapunta with the Barça. Afterwards, his drought goleadora of 12 parties carried to the 'colchoneros' to think in a nearer price to his current value of market (50 'kilos').
It is as well as, in accordance with the information that handle the Madrilenian newspapers, in Manzanares would conform with some €60m to resolve the exit of the one who keeps on being the most expensive player of the history of the club. In any case, the Barça does not have foreseen to make a millionaire outlay by the '14' in 2024 and the only form to retain him in the 2024/25 keeps on being through a new cession, although probably with an option of compulsory purchase in 2025. Something similar to what finished sucediendo with the return of Antoine Griezmann to the 'colchoneros'.
In Barcelona trust Jorge Mendes to resolve the operation
Without Mateu Alemany in the directive, the Barça has lost to his key man to negotiate with Miguel Ángel Gil Marín and company. The Balearic executive had an excellent relation with the mandator 'rojiblanco', something of what can not boast in this moment neither Deco neither Joan Laporta. Thus, the Barça trusts that so much the footballer like his agent, Jorge Mendes, can carry the operation to good term in 2024.
This yes, the mediapunta will have to be still in the his: contributing goals and assistances that justify any Barcelona effort to retain him the next season. For now, his numbers are not bad, but the margin of improvement is remarkable and, especially, the continuity, keeps on being his main challenge. In 16 parties, Joao great 4 goals and 3 assistances. His last so much, the Tuesday against the Port wine.