Barcelona do everything to retain Joao Felix beyond his initial loan deal

Joao Felix has netted three goals and provided three assists this season.

Joao Felix is now on the radar of Barcelona and they are keen to sign him permanently. Journalist Ferran Correas has reported via SPORT that the Catalan giants have already decided that they will do everything in their power to retain him beyond his initial loan deal.

The outlet adds that the Atletico Madrid forward has impressed in his loan outings. Before joining Barcelona, he also played for Chelsea on loan.

Barcelona are working on a plan where they can convince Atletico Madrid to sign Felix towards the end of the season. The 23-year-old forward has netted three goals and provided three assists this season.

A Barça source told SPORT, “We have the entire season to prepare a proposal that allows us to keep Joao Felix. We are very happy with his performance and he is a player that is very popular in all areas of the club.”

Barcelona will show good commitment to secure Joao Félix’s presence in the team for the upcoming season. He also sacrificed a big chunk of his salary by agreeing to lower his salary at Barcelona this season.

Barcelona would be negotiating with Atletico CEO Miguel Angel Gil Marin, who would be keen on recouping most of the €127 million they spent on him. Reports add that Los Rojiblancos would seek at least €80 million.

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