João Félix’s disappointing spell at Chelsea to come to an end

Having been at Chelsea on loan since January, João Félix made his last appearance for the club as they drew against Newcastle.

The Portuguese attacker came off the bench and did little of note. He joined the West London club when Chelsea were under the reign of Graham Potter, and the English tactician took an instant liking to him. He started every single game that he was available under Potter.

In stark contrast to Potter, when Frank Lampard took over at the club, the Atlético Madrid man saw his playing time hugely reduced. He started only three of Lampard’s nine games in charge. He started seven Premier League games and scored four goals during his time at Stamford Bridge.

Atlético are looking for €100m to part ways with the Portuguese star. This may be difficult as Enrique Cerezo, the president of Atlético, has been quoted by Relevo as saying that Chelsea have been in contact with Atlético and told them that new manager Mauricio Pochettino has no interest in signing the forward permanently.

João Félix has made it clear that he wanted to join Chelsea, and Diego Simeone has also made it clear that he does not trust the former Benfica player. It remains to be seen where the talented forward ends up playing next season.

Japtej Ghura | GSFN

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