Atletico Madrid have admitted they are open to selling their all-time record signing Joao Felix

Atletico Madrid are OPEN to selling £114m outcast Joao Felix as the club’s chief executive admits the Portuguese star WANTS to leave… labelling his ‘relationship with Diego Simeone’ as a key factor

  • Atletico Madrid have revealed they are open to selling £114m forward Joao Felix
  • The 23-year-old arrived for the club record fee in 2019 but now wants to leave
  • CEO Miguel Angel Gil referenced his relationship with Diego Simeone as a factor
  • The Argentine boss has only started Felix in nine matches so far this campaign
  • Felix still plays a key role for Portugal and has started three matches in Qatar
  • Portugal qualified for the World Cup quarter-finals after beating Switzerland 6-1

Atletico Madrid chief executive Miguel Angel Gil has admitted Joao Felix wants to leave the club and said they will listen to offers for their all-time record signing.

The Portugal forward is currently helping his team light up the World Cup in Qatar has been unsettled in Spain for some time.

The chances of agent Jorge Mendes moving him this January now look considerable.

Atletico Madrid have admitted they are open to selling their all-time record signing Joao Felix

Atletico Madrid have admitted they are open to selling their all-time record signing Joao Felix

The forward has started three out of four matches so far for Portugal at the World Cup in Qatar

The forward has started three out of four matches so far for Portugal at the World Cup in Qatar

Speaking on his way to Dubai for La Liga’s Assembly, Gil told Spanish television TVE: ‘He is the biggest investment the club has ever made and I think he is at the highest level in the world in terms of talent. 

‘But for reasons that are not worth going into now – the relationship with the coach, the number of minutes he is playing, his motivation – the reasonable thing is that if there is an offer that is good for the player and the club, that we at least analyse it. 

‘I would love him to continue, but that is not the player’s idea.’

But Felix has only started nine matches in all competitions for the Spanish giants this season

But Felix has only started nine matches in all competitions for the Spanish giants this season

CEO Miguel Angel Gil (L) played a large part in Felix's £114m move to Atletico Madrid in 2019

CEO Miguel Angel Gil (L) played a large part in Felix’s £114m move to Atletico Madrid in 2019

Felix, who has fallen out of favour in Madrid, has chalked up just nine starts in all competitions this campaign, scoring four and assisting three.

Despite Diego Simeone’s lack of faith in him, Felix has played a key role in Portugal’s strong start to the World Cup, starting three out of four matches under Fernando Santos.

The 23-year-old started Portugal’s blistering 6-1 win against Switzerland in the last-16 and is line to feature from the outset again in Saturday’s quarter-final clash with Morocco. 

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