Joao Félix (23 years old) made one of the most shameless ‘declarations of love’ ever remembered in the world of football. In the middle of the transfer market, the Portuguese confirmed that “his dream was to play for Barça”, a few words that activated the Barça machinery so that his transfer could be carried out.
Finally, and after enduring a lot of criticism from mattress fans, the Portuguese exploded and began to cry in the presentation once already dressed as a Barça player.
This could be a gesture of relief for all the pressure suffered in recent months after having endured until the last day and the anxiety that this will have caused him.
His situation was not easy, despite the fact that he traveled with the rest of the squad to the pre-season tour of South Korea, Mexico and the US, he did not play for a minute and was also called off in the LaLiga match against Betis.
But the maximum reflection of the total break between the fans and the player was on the first day of the championship against Granada.
The footballer went out to do exercises after the game and a part of the stands gave him several insults.
An ‘incoming’ of that was the loud whistle that the entire stadium gave him when his name sounded on the public address system before the game.
His signing could not have been any other way than with a simple transfer, but the Portuguese knows that if he does things well he will have a better chance of staying.
After three and a half seasons at Atlético de Madrid and another half-year at Chelsea, the relationship between Joao Félix and the colchoneros is completely broken and will be irreducible when he returns.