According to recent rumours, Chelsea may have to delve deep into their money to capture Joao Felix during the summer transfer window. According to the Chronicle Live, any team interested in loaning out the Portuguese international will have to pay a high price of £11 million.
It has been generally assumed that Chelsea will not prolong Felix’s loan term beyond the stipulated timeframe, despite the fact that he was the club’s best scorer in the Premier League during his time at Stamford Bridge.
Despite his evident potential, the young athlete battled with consistency, casting doubt on his future with the club.
Felix’s prospects have hardly improved after rejoining Atletico Madrid. He has been seen working with the club’s outcast players and appears dissatisfied with the prospect of not being a key player for the team.
The circumstance has fueled rumors that Atletico Madrid manager Mauricio Pochettino was offered the option of bringing Felix back on a temporary or permanent basis. However, it appears that Pochettino prefers to rely on new arrival Christopher Nkunku in that capacity, casting doubt on Felix’s future.
Despite this, recent departures from Chelsea may cause them to reconsider their interest in Felix.
With Kai Havertz joining Arsenal and Mason Mount also departing, the club may be looking for another creative alternative. Considering Felix already has club experience, bringing him in could make a lot of sense.
The substantial loan charge, on the other hand, may be a stumbling hurdle for Chelsea as they assess the possible benefits against the financial expense. Chelsea fans will be watching with bated breath to see if the club decides to pursue a deal for Joao Felix this summer.