Joao Felix gives fresh update on Chelsea future as on-loan forward hails ‘top club’ ahead of summer decision
Joao Felix revealed he has “loved” his time at Chelsea, with the forward speaking in glowing terms about his loan spell in England.
The 23-year-old joined the club in January from Atletico Madrid, though suffered a disastrous start to his Chelsea career as he was sent off on debut against Fulham and did not make his second appearance for the club for another month.
Felix has scored only three Premier League goals, and has struggled for regular minutes since Frank Lampard arrived to take interim charge of the club following Graham Potter’s sacking.
It’s believed that Atletico would want £88million to make the move a permanent one this summer, though could be open to another loan deal for a fee in the region of £16m after Felix fell out of favour under Diego Simeone in Madrid.
The forward has recently dismissed talk of him joining Newcastle, but is seemingly far more open to the possibility of remaining at Stamford Bridge despite the club not having any European football next season.
“I don’t know yet my future,” Felix said.
“But these four, five months, I loved it. It’s a top club, everyone in the club was very good to me. My team-mates unbelievable. I really like to be here.”