Joao Felix, who was on loan to Barcelona, expressed his intention to reduce his salary.
Spain’s ‘Sport’ reported on the 5th (Korean time), “Joao Felix has accepted his low salary, confident that his career will be successful at Barcelona.” He added, “Atletico Madrid accepted Felix’s terms with the expectation of getting a good deal if he succeeds at Barcelona. Barcelona also does not have an option for a permanent transfer, but expects him to contribute a lot to the team.”
Felix entered the Spanish stage in 2019 by leaving Benfica and moving to Atletico. Atletico had high expectations for Felix, who was only 20 years old at the time, investing 126 million euros (approximately 170 billion won), the 5th highest transfer fee of all time, following Neymar, Philippe Coutinho, and Kylian Mbappe.
The result was a huge failure. Felix, who joined the team with a huge transfer fee, appeared in 27 league games in the first season and scored only 6 goals and 1 assist. The next season, in the 2020-21 season, he appeared in 31 league games and scored 7 goals and 5 assists, but did not match the high transfer fee. It was disappointing as he showed poor performance. Atletico fans also expected Felix to grow as the season went on, as he was a young player, but Felix did not show much growth.
In the end, Felix entered the English stage. He chose to go to Chelsea on loan through the winter transfer market of the 2022-23 season. Even before his debut, he was sent off with a direct red card, creating an absurd situation in which he lost about one month of his six-month loan period. His final record at Chelsea was 4 goals in 16 games. He eventually had to return to the team without much movement.
Felix, who returned to the team, caused controversy with an unexpected remark. “Barcelona has always been my first choice and I want to join that team,” Felix said in July. He also mentioned, “Joining Barcelona has always been my dream since I was a child. If a deal with Barcelona goes through, the dream will become a reality.” Atlético fans were angry at Felix, who did not appear in the pre-season along with his absurd remarks, and even booed Felix, who was named on the bench ahead of the first round match against Granada.먹튀검증
As Felix wished, Barcelona reached out. Barcelona officially announced on the club’s website on the 2nd (Korean time), “We have agreed to lease Felix until June 30, 2024. There is no permanent transfer option. We would like to thank Felix for wanting to wear the Barcelona uniform.” .
Felix, who succeeded in joining Barcelona, a long-awaited dream, is showing his willingness to reduce his weekly salary. According to Sport, “Felix decided to take a gamble because it was his wish to play for Barcelona. If money had been the object, he would have accepted Saudi Arabia’s offer, but in the end he chose to go to Barcelona.”
“For this reason, Felix will only receive a total fee of 400,000 euros (approximately 573 million won) from Barcelona this season and a few championship bonuses. He is confident that he will perform for Barcelona and advance his career. “His goal is to perform well and convince Barcelona to sign him next summer.”