[골닷컴] Correspondent Kang Dong-hoon = While satisfied with the performance of Joao Felix (23), whom Chelsea (England) brought on loan, they want to continue to accompany him as a member of a long-term project. It is known that there is a plan to sign him completely through negotiations with Atletico Madrid (Spain).
Reporter Fabrizio Romano, an expert on the European football transfer market, said on social network service (SNS) on the 11th (Korean time), “Chelsea considers Felix a member of a long-term project and wants to continue to work with Felix.” “, he reported the news.
Previously, Chelsea made a surprise loan signing of Felix during the winter transfer window in January. This is because after the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar ended and the season resumed, it fell into a long slump, such as winning only one win, and the atmosphere was desperately needed for renewal and rebound.
Chelsea, in particular, signed a lease contract with Felix after pushing to reinforce their striker to solve the problem, especially when they suffered from a low scoring power that allowed them to score only 3 goals in 5 games. However, at the time, the rental cost was high at 11 million euros (approximately 16 billion won), and expectations and concerns coexisted because the performance was poor.
So far, Chelsea’s loan signing of Felix is leaning toward success. This is because he adapts quickly and plays a role as an attacking spearhead. He has scored 2 goals in 12 matches in virtually all competitions. He may simply have few attack points, but he is showing off his true value by exerting considerable influence on the ground.
In the midst of such a dazzling performance, Chelsea want to completely recruit Felix. In particular, while the owner of Todd Boelli (49, USA) has revealed that he plans to run the club from a long-term perspective, local experts predict that he wants to play a pivotal role in the project.
However, it is highly likely that Chelsea will have to spend another astronomical transfer fee following last January in order to fully sign Felix. In particular, it is observed that Atletico Madrid will want at least 100 million euros (approximately 144.5 billion won) because they want to recover the amount invested as much as possible.