In the midst of the current transfer market frenzy, one name that has been generating immense interest is that of João Félix. The young Portuguese forward, who is still yet to finalize his move to a new club, has become a subject of intense speculation. However, amidst all the uncertainty, one thing is clear – both Félix and his current coach, Diego Simeone, are keen on parting ways before the upcoming season. With this in mind, numerous clubs have expressed their interest in securing the services of the talented striker. And unsurprisingly, the latest proposal has arrived from Saudi Arabia, the new powerhouse in the world of transfers.
According to Portuguese newspaper O Jogo, Al Hilal has recently shown interest in securing a loan deal for João Félix. While AS has confirmed the authenticity of this information, sources close to the negotiations have completely dismissed the possibility of such an operation taking place. The only club that seems to meet Atlético Madrid’s economic demands for Félix’s loan is Al Hilal, offering a substantial fee of 15 million euros. However, Atlético Madrid is unwilling to let Félix go to Saudi Arabia on a loan deal. They believe that such a move would devalue the player in the market, and if he were to return next year after the loan spell, his market value would be significantly lower. Hence, Atlético Madrid insists that Félix’s departure to Saudi Arabia should only happen through a permanent transfer, an option that the player himself is not willing to accept. As a result, it seems highly unlikely that Félix will join Al Hilal alongside his compatriot, Jorge Jesús.
The current Atlético Madrid forward is determined to explore all possibilities of joining Barcelona next season. However, for this dream to become a reality, Atlético Madrid would have to lower their asking price of 15 million euros for a loan deal, as no European club seems willing to meet this figure.
In conclusion, João Félix finds himself at the center of a complex battle between clubs and personal desires. While Al Hilal is willing to meet Atlético Madrid’s financial demands, the Spanish club is adamant about a permanent transfer to Saudi Arabia. On the other hand, Félix’s aspiration to join Barcelona hinges on Atlético Madrid’s willingness to compromise on the loan fee. As the transfer saga continues, it remains to be seen where João Félix will ultimately end up, and whether his dreams of playing for Barcelona will come to fruition.