Atlético Madrid are said to be furious with João Félix and Jorge Mendes. “The player’s agent knows perfectly well the conditions for João Félix to leave,” Atlético explained to Relevo.
No one at the club expected the statements from the Portuguese star, after he told Fabrizio Romano that he wanted to move to Barcelona.
His statements have been interpreted as a strategy to force his departure. No one from Atlético gave Félix permission to make those statements, so the anger was also transferred to his agent, Jorge Mendes.
At the Metropolitano, they consider João Félix’s statements to show a lack of respect and a lack of professionalism. He has ignored the internal rules of the club, even though he has a contract with Atlético until 2027.
Diego Simeone will no doubt have some strong words for the forward. His departure tactics may end up working and his move may be granted, as Simeone will likely not want a player who has disrespected him and the club in the way that the Portugal international has.
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