Atletico Madrid President Enrique Cerezo Says Club Open to Bringing Joao Felix Back in 2024

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has expressed a pragmatic outlook on the potential return of star player Joao Felix in 2024. Despite Felix’s loan move to Barcelona and his public desire to join the Catalans permanently, Atletico is open to a return if the conditions are right. With discussions already underway regarding the €80m asking price, Cerezo’s comments suggest that a future reunion between Felix and Atletico is not out of the question.

Atletico Madrid President Open to Joao Felix Return in 2024
Atletico Madrid club president Enrique Cerezo is keeping an open mind over the possible return of Joao Felix in 2024. Felix completed a transfer deadline day season long loan switch to Barcelona after expressing his desire to join the Catalans for the 2023/24 campaign. However, Atletico and Cerezo remain practical over Felix’s long term future, and they opted to extend his contract prior to agreeing to the loan exit. Felix wants to remain in Barcelona, and Atletico are willing to sell him in 2024, but only if Barcelona meet their €80m asking price. That figure could be reduced, if Barcelona make a structured payment offer, as part of their ongoing push to remain within La Liga and UEFA financial fair play rules and salary limits. Cerezo previously quipped that he has no issue in Felix kissing the Barcelona badge in celebration and claimed his current loyalty lies with his loan club, but that could change next season. “Joao Felix is an Atletico Madrid player on loan at Barcelona and we wish him all the best. He is one of the best players in Europe and is playing for Barcelona,” as per quotes from Mundo Deportivo. “If Barcelona don’t sign him next year and wants to be an Atletico Madrid player again, it’s that simple.”

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