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Joao Felix Names Premier League Player He Wants Barcelona to Sign
- Joao Felix would love to play with Dominik Szoboszlai at Barcelona someday
- Szoboszlai joined Liverpool from RB Leipzig during the 2023 summer
- The Hungarian midfielder currently has a 5-year contract with the Reds
Joao Felix has stated his desire to play alongside Dominik Szoboszlai at Barcelona in the future after paying glowing tribute to the Liverpool midfielder.
Szoboszlai has become an instant hit with the Reds fans following his summer transfer from Bundesliga giants RB Leipzig, starting all 14 of their Premier League games this season.
According to 90MIN, Felix, currently on loan at Barcelona from Atletico Madrid, hailed Szoboszlai's creativity and skills and hoped to see him join the Catalan giants someday.
Felix’s dream of playing alongside the Liverpool midfielder might prove challenging to make happen in the near future, as the Hungarian midfielder currently has a five-year deal with the Reds.
Liverpool splashed £60m to sign the 23-year-old midfielder last summer and are not considering letting the midfielder, who has scored one Premier League goal, leave before his contract with the club expires, except Barcelona will be willing to throw in a massive bid.
Felix banned from Atletico return
Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid supporters are still furious with Joao Felix’s decision to celebrate his goal against his parent club and have banned him from returning to the Madrid team, Football Espana reports.
Alberto Garcia, who is the spokesperson for the International Union of Supporters Clubs of Atletico Madrid, revealed the 23-year-old’s goal celebrations were disrespectful and ungrateful to a fan base that has been his and has treated him well.
Felix, currently on loan at Barcelona, scored the only goal as Xavi’s men earned a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Atletico Madrid to leapfrog the Madrid team to third on the La Liga table.
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Barcelona to sign Felix permanently
The 23-year-old forward, who joined the reigning La Liga champions on loan this summer, has become one of Barcelona’s key players under Xavi Hernandes this season.
Atletico Madrid wants between €70 and €80 million for Felix, which is way more than La Blaugrana’s evaluation of the forward as they plan to make an offer of €30 to €40 million for the former Benfica starlet.