Atlético Madrid CEO Miguel Ángel Gil Marín has spoken about João Félix in his interview with Sonora.
On signing the Portuguese forward
“It’s a gamble, it’s a risk. It shows the world that Atlético Madrid can compete with anyone in the market for players. Secondly, it’s a bet on the player who, I think, is the best player there is right now, at least I feel that way,” said the Atlético chief.
The 59-year-old is aware that he has not yet shown all the potential he has. “It’s true that we’re having a lot of problems adapting because of injuries, because of COVID, because of the way he and the team understand the game.
“What I can tell you is that when you make an investment of so much money you look for protection. In this case, the protection is a 7-year contract with a salary and at any time if the player does as we all hope, you have a guaranteed investment.”
On João Félix’s price tag
“People always give a lot of importance to the fee, when the problem really lies in the salaries. What kills clubs, what really hurts the bottom line are the wages. I am not worried about the investment of €120m, I would be worried if João had a huge salary.”