The 23-year-old is currently starring with his national team at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar as they secured their place in the quarterfinals.
Félix is looking forward to a fresh start away from Atlético
He has two goals and three assists in three appearances so far, and seems much more comfortable with Portugal than Atlético.
“The way you play here and at the club is different,” Felix told Portuguese channel Sport TV. “When conditions are favourable, things go better.”
Felix was apparently referring to his relationship with manager Diego Simeone, who has started him just five times in La Liga this season.
They paid £113m to Benfica in 2019, but just two and a half years later, it looks like they’ll be moving again soon.
The general director of Atlético, Miguel Ángel Gil Marín, told TVE: “For reasons that are not worth going into: the relationship between him and the boss [Simeone]the minutes played, his motivation right now…
“It makes you think that if there is a reasonable option that is good for the player, good for the club, we can look at it.
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“I would love for Joao to continue, but this is the current situation.”
One of the clubs that has now been linked to him is the Gunners.
The Italian journalist Matteo Moretto affirms that Félix wants to leave and that “there is no going back”. Arsenal and Mikel Arteta are some of the clubs that have asked about him.
Atlético are likely to demand around £121m [€140m] for the star of Portugal.
Chelsea, Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Aston Villa are also among the clubs linked with a move.
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