Joao Felix is getting attention from Saudi Arabia.
Felix is Atletico’s main striker. In the 2019-20 season, he left Benfica to join Atlético and scored 9 goals and 3 assists in his first season, including 메이저사이트 league and cup competitions. The following year, he showed a steady appearance with 10 goals and 5 assists, and also experienced a La Liga title that season.
He continued to be a key striker for Atlético in the 2021-22 season. Although there were some ups and downs at the beginning of the season, it served as a lubricant for Atletico’s attack based on creative passing, recklessness, and individual skills.
But recently, he has turned his back on Tim. The conflict with director Diego Simeone was the root of the problem. Felix thinks that he is not guaranteed a lot of playing time compared to other players, and is dissatisfied with coach Simeone.
In the end, he left for Chelsea in the winter transfer market of the 2022-23 season. However, his performance was 4 goals in 16 league games. It was a poor result compared to expectations. It was also a bad season for Felix both personally and as a team, as Chelsea finished in 12th place in the league. In the end, Felix returned to his original team, Atlético, after half a season.
However, there was no place for Felix to return to Atletico. So Felix wants to leave the team. The problem is Felix’s high transfer fee. Atletico paid 127.2 million euros (about 183.1 billion won) at the time of signing Felix, and according to this, Atletico is trying to recover the principal as much as possible. Clubs that have shown interest in signing Felix, such as Barcelona, are hesitant to sign him due to his high transfer fee.
Among them, Saudi Arabia is showing interest in signing Felix. European football transfer market expert Rudy Galetti said, “Al-Hilal are currently looking to sign a new striker. The last player they want to approach is Felix. Felix is willing to listen to the offer from Saudi Arabia.”
Among the Saudi clubs, Al-Hilal’s move is by far unconventional. Al-Hilal, the team that won the most championships with 18 Saudi league championships, once offered Lionel Messi, who is leaving Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), a scouting offer for an astronomical amount. Following this, Neves, Koulibaly, and Milinkovic-Savich are recruited, attracting world-class players.
Al-Hilal also made a huge offer to Kylian Mbappe, one of the world’s greatest talents. Al-Hilal offered PSG 300 million euros (approximately 431.9 billion won) for the transfer fee of Mbafe, and PSG accepted it. Multiple European local media outlets, including Britain’s ‘The Athletic’ and ‘Sky Sports’, Spain’s ‘Lellevo’ and France’s ‘L’Equipe’, said, “Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) offered 300 million won to Al-Hilal to recruit Mbafe. We accepted the offer of euros (approximately 431.9 billion won).”
However, Al-Hilal, who failed to sign Mbappe, wanted another target, and Napoli’s Victor Osimen was also mentioned. but again it failed. Accordingly, Felix has emerged as a candidate for a new striker. Attention is focused on Felix’s move after turning his back on Atletico.