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The Felix Factor: Joao’s Champions League Ultimatum to Chelsea


The Felix Factor: Joao’s Champions League Ultimatum to Chelsea

Joao Felix implies that he is willing to make a permanent move to Chelsea, but only if they manage to qualify for the Champions League. The Portuguese striker has been loaned to Stamford Bridge from his parent club Atletico Madrid since January, as he was not in the good books of Diego Simeone. However, his priority is to play for a team in the prestigious Champions League competition.

Despite receiving a red card on his debut match against Fulham, Felix has been performing well for Chelsea. However, the team has been facing some difficulties lately. Felix has played in six games but only scored once.

There has been a lot of speculation about where Joao Felix will be playing next season, as it appears that his time at Atletico Madrid is over due to his strained relationship with Diego Simeone. Although there is interest in the player, there are very few clubs who are willing and financially capable of paying Atletico Madrid’s asking price of £80 million or more for him.

Despite Chelsea’s interest in Joao Felix, their ability to make a move for him may be limited as they have already spent a significant amount of money on transfers since Todd Boehly’s takeover. However, Felix himself is open to the idea of making West London his permanent home. He stated that he is currently focused on the upcoming game and is unsure of what the future holds for him beyond that.

‘But I am happy here. The club is so big, is amazing, everyone behind the club is so good, so yes I am happy to be here.’

Chelsea’s victory over Leeds on Saturday has placed them in 10th position in the league table, 11 points behind the top four teams. However, they still have a game in hand over fourth-placed Tottenham. Despite this, their prospects of qualifying for the Champions League appear slim, and their only chance may rest on winning the competition. However, this could prove to be a difficult task as they are already trailing 1-0 in the round of 16 to Borussia Dortmund.

Chelsea will play the second leg of their Borussia Dortmund tie at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night, and if they do not win, it could potentially end their chances of winning a trophy this season. Furthermore, it may also impact Felix’s decision to stay at the club.

‘Playing Champions League is always different. It is the competition that everyone wants to play,’ he added.

‘But now I am focused on this Champions League, tomorrow’s game. We have a lot of games yet to try to reach the Champions League in the league. It is not over.

The Felix Factor: Joao’s Champions League Ultimatum to Chelsea

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