Joao Felix talks Barcelona future, Xavi, Cubarsi, Yamal, Mbappe, Messi vs Ronaldo

As we get closer and closer to the summer transfer window, the future of on-loan Barcelona forward Joao Felix continues to be a hotly discussed topic.

The 24-year-old joined Barcelona on loan from Atletico Madrid with the deal not including a purchase option. Both the player and the club want to extend the arrangement beyond the current season, but Atleti are pushing for an outright sale.

As such, there are question marks about whether Joao Felix will stay or not, but the Portuguese made it clear in an interview with Gerard Romero that he wishes to continue in Catalonia.

Barcelona future

Indeed, Joao Felix admitted that he and his family are happy at Barcelona and he would like to continue, although it is out of his hands.

“We’ll see what happens next year, my family is happy and I’m happy. I would like to stay but it doesn’t depend on me,” he said.

The forward also stated that he wishes to play at Camp Nou in the future, saying: “Obviously, I would like to play at the Camp Nou. It’s a pity we can’t play this year, the stands at Montjuïc are too far away.”

Talking about his deadline-day move to Barcelona materialised last summer, Joao Felix said:

“The signing for Barça was the last day, there was nothing planned. I had to go to the stadium in the morning to unblock contractual issues that I had to renounce. It was either I renounced or they wouldn’t let me come to Barça.”

“We will see what will have to be done to stay at Barça, many things can change, it doesn’t depend only on me.”

On his game-time taking a hit in the second half of the season, Joao acknowledged: “At the beginning, I played a lot of consecutive games. The competitiveness in Barcelona is very big. They are very good players.”

Discussing his preferred position and the current role he finds himself in Barcelona, Felix added:

“I’ve only played as a second striker behind the centre-forward at Benfica. That’s where things work best for me. With this…

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Author : Michel Durant

Publish date : 2024-04-04 12:08:44

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