Barcelona are closing in on the signing of Poland international Robert Lewandowski, who has confirmed his desire to leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season after a stint with VfL Wolfsburg.
With many expecting Robert Lewandowski to join Barcelona next season, a recent report from Diario AS has provided an exciting update on the pursuit of a new player for the club.
It looks like Barcelona are very excited about the possibility of signing Atletico Madrid’s youngster Joao Felix next summer. The Portugal international was discussed at a recent meeting between Barca sporting director Matthew Alemany and Atletico Madrid CEO MiguelAngel Gil Marin.
Although the first topic of the conference is believed to be the sale of Frenchman Antoine Griezmann, it seems that Alemany used the opportunity to present Felix’s title.
The Portuguese international has been linked with a move to Barcelona for some time. His technical ingenuity, coupled with his ability and creating opportunities are the qualities recommended by the Barcelona board and manager Xavi Hernandez.
Many believe Joao Felix could be a better addition to Barcelona than someone like Robert Lewandowski, who is already in the final stages of his career and will disrupt the club’s financial structure with his wage demands.
Joao Felix did not do much to justify his exorbitant price, but with the right coach, many expect him to explode in La Liga. At just 22 years of age, he could be a bright hope for the future.
However, the performance of signing the SL Benfica prodigy could be tricky. Atletico Madrid are unwilling to part with the Portugal striker.
They expect a maximum value of 100 million euros, as they look to recoup most of the money they spent on the player over the past few years.
Barcelona are not in a position to pay such a transfer fee, and as a result, it would not be surprising to see the club focus its attention on Robert Lewandowski’s search this summer.