How much will it cost us for Joao Félix to stay?, by Xavier Ortuño

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The signing of Joao Félix came over the horn, On the last day of the market, Barça achieved the one-year loan of the Portuguese footballer from Atlético de Madrid and he arrived without wanting to make much noise and accompanied by another Joao, the winger Cancelo.

Joao had spent the last year of ‘Erasmus’ at Chelsea to try to break the bad experience he was having at Atlético, with a stormy relationship with ‘Cholo’ Simeone and with the red and white fans.

There are footballers who when they sign for a club for a lot of money, that figure weighs on them and haunts them, Joao Félix has arrived at the Blaugrana club without an initial cost and with a greatly reduced salary after renewing at a lower price but for more years with the colchoneros.

On the other hand, with the Portuguese the opposite could happen to the Blaugrana club. ¿How much will Atlético ask us to stay? The player had always shown a lot of individual quality but at Barça he found a very favorable environment, a game that suited him like no other and the confidence of the coach, even though it was not on his list of priorities.

Against Antwerp, Joao Félix showed that he is charming at Barça and that he goes out onto the field wanting to devour his rival and all the ghosts that have haunted him in recent years at Atlético and in a Chelsea team where he was unable to shine. Two goals and an assist from the Portuguese helped Barça have a placid start in the Champions League. It is true that the rival did not have much poise, but it would not be the first time that the group’s uneventful team gives Barça a tumble. The team started the group stage with three wonderful points that will surely help focus the Champions League in a different way.

Barça did not include the purchase option in the transfer it made and will have to negotiate to ensure that Joao Félix can definitively be a Blaugrana footballer.. Maybe we have to make a move before his numbers are scandalous and Atlético can ask us for an unaffordable figure and he ends up, who knows, in Saudi Arabia covered in gold.