In an interview with Soccernews.nl published on Thursday, the Italian journalist, Gianluca Di Marzio, assures that Joao Felix wants to play for PSG. With Atletico Madrid already resigned to part ways with the promising youngster, the Portuguese have PSG in mind regarding the next club he wants to play for.
Joao Felix is on his way to being one of the great protagonists of the winter transfer market. After a difficult first half of the season with Atletico Madrid, eliminated in the Champions League, the Portuguese is looking for a way out and wants to leave the Colchoneros.
Important for Portugal during the World Cup, the 23-year-old midfielder stood out in Fernando Santos' team, which suggests that he has not lost his talents but rather growing them.
Little used by Diego Simeone since the start of the season, the Portuguese international wants to leave the Wanda Metropolitano as soon as possible and he has already entrusted his agent Jorge Mendes to find him a new club.
Presented as a serious contender in the race to sign him, PSG are poised to bid for the young player. The sporting director of the Parisian team, Luis Campos, appreciates the profile of the former SL Benfica player.
With a foot out of Atletico Madrid, Joao Felix wants to land at the Parc des Princes to play for PSG next
In an interview with the Dutch site Soccernews, the Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio affirms that the native of Viseu plans to join the club from Paris. At the very least and among all of the options at hand, Felix currently favors PSG's opportunity the most.
"I don't think Joao Felix will go to Arsenal because he wants to play for Paris Saint-Germain. Atletico Madrid does not want to [gift him away] and is asking for €130-€140M." Di Marzio added that "PSG would be the obvious choice if he leaves Atletico.”
"At the end of the day, there aren't many clubs that can afford (Atletico Madrid's demand) and PSG is interested in young players for the future," said Di Marizo. "PSG would have a successor for Mbappe or Neymar if they leave, or for the time when Messi's contract ends (if doesn't resign with PSG).”
The question is whether or not the interest in Joao Felix is coming out of fear of a future in which one of the three magicians currently forming the Parisian attack leaves, something PSG's president Nasser Al-Khelaifi might already know or be planning to do soon.
At the moment, PSG is working on Messi's contract extension, and considering the financial effort that the arrival of the Portuguese would entail (an entirely different equation to solve) everything points toward Neymar and Mbappe staying in Paris instead of leaving next January or in the summer transfer window.