Atletico Madrid sent Joao Felix on loan. Instead, they are keeping an eye on Memphis Depay, who has lost ground in Barcelona.
Atletico announced on its website on the 11th (Korean time) that it had agreed to send Felix on loan to Chelsea until the end of this season. “Felix has extended his contract with us for one more season until 2027. Atlético wishes Felix success on a new stage,” he sent a cheering message.
‘127.2 million euros (approximately 170.8 billion won)’. This is the transfer fee that Felix recorded when he left Benfica and joined Atletico. At the time, Atlético invested in Felix with the profits earned by selling key resources, including Rodri, Antoine Griezmann, and Luca Hernandez.
However, his performance was meager. Felix did not stand out in defensive Atlético. This season, he succeeded in rebounding at the Spanish La Liga and the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, but it was still not included in the plan of coach Diego Simeone.
Eventually, Atlético let Felix go on loan. Instead, he prevented the departure by signing a contract extension. Now, Atlético is in an urgent need of a striker to replace Felix. In the midst of this, news spread that they were aiming for Depay, who had become a delinquent in Barcelona. 메이저놀이터
Fabricio Romano, who is familiar with the European football transfer market, said through social media, “Atlético is confident in persuading Depay.
Depay joined Barcelona from Lyon in 2021. He seemed to fill the void left by Lionel Messi, but in the end it didn’t last long. Barcelona bolstered their attack with the signings of Ferran Torres, Rafinha and Robert Lewandowski. Barcelona, which is contemplating reducing the salaries of the players, is eventually taking the steps to organize the Depay.
Atletico, who is in a hurry for strikers, and Depay, who desperately needs to play. The interests are aligned, but it is a situation where persuasion is needed as the contract with Barcelona is scheduled until the end of the season.