Mauricio Pochettino was announced as the new coach of the Chelsea and has taken the first important step. The Argentine has already told the board to dispense with the services of one of the figures on the squad.
The footballer who will not continue in the club is nothing more than Joao Felix. The forward arrived at the Blues in the winter market from the Atlético to solve offensive problems and with the intention of staying in London.
However, the Portuguese was far from meeting expectations and Pochettino He warned the senior officials not to make any move to retain him and that it is best for him to return to Spain.
This was confirmed by himself Enrique Cerezopresident of the Atlético: “The truth is that right now I can’t tell you because the news you just told me is what we had yesterday. The coach doesn’t count on him, and since he doesn’t have him when his commitments with Chelsea finish in a few weeks, he’ll come here and then we’ll see what happens. We’ll see the solution. But the news was 24 hours ago and we have nothing planned.
The rojiblanco president took the opportunity to remember that Joao Felix He has a contract valid until June 2027: “I say again, he is an Atlético Madrid player.”
In this way, the future of the attacker remains up in the air because it does not enter into the plans of the Cholo Simeone, who will face his last year as coach of the mattress team. Both had clashes in the past that led to the transfer of the player to the Chelsea looking for more prominence.
For its part, the newspaper Marca points out that the idea of Joao was to stay with the Blues, since he has a style of play more similar to his characteristics. He also points out that as of today there is no offer for the Portuguese, either by sale or loan.