João Felix was not in Chelsea’s plans for next season.
Felix, who moved on loan to Chelsea through the winter transfer window in January, will return to Atletico Madrid. This is the decision of new manager Mauricio Pochettino. Felix scored just four goals in 20 appearances in half a season at Chelsea. He spent a huge amount of rent and recruited, but his performance fell far short of expectations. Moreover, Felix extended his contract with Atletico until 2027, just before Chelsea’s lease, and there is no full transfer option. It seems that in many respects, it was decided that it was not worth extending the lease contract.먹튀검증
In an interview with the Chelsea club media, Felix expressed his affection for Pochettino, saying, “I’m not sure about my future yet, but I’ve loved Chelsea for a few months. I really want to stay here. It’s a great club. Everyone here has been good to me.” The director’s intention was different.
Another reason why Chelsea did not extend the loan period with Felix is because they have a different attacking combination in mind. Fabrizio Romano, a reporter who is well versed in the European football transfer market, explained, “Chelsea thinks Christopher Nkunku can help right behind the striker. That’s why they sent Felix, who has an overlapping position.” Nkunku is a resource whose transfer to Chelsea has become a fait accompli. Nkunku, who has been active at RB Leipzig since 2019, scored 16 goals and 4 assists in the Bundesliga alone last season.
Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig). Getty Images Korea
Chelsea are dreaming of a Victor Osimen and Nkunku combination. As the first priority for striker reinforcement, Napoli’s Serie A winner last season, Osimen, was dropped. Osimen is an up-and-coming striker with 26 league goals. It is expected to revive Chelsea’s offensive power, which finished 12th in the league last season due to poor scoring.
However, Osimen is receiving the attention of multiple big clubs, so fierce competition is expected. Manchester United and Real Madrid are keeping an eye on Osimen.