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Atletico Madrid attacker could continue in the Premier League at a different team next season



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Earlier today, Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo left the door open for Joao Felix, giving nothing away as to where to Portuguese international will play next season. 

We don’t know what’s going to happen with Joao Felix, for now he’s at Chelsea. When he finishes playing at Chelsea, he can renew, he can stay for one more season, or not,” he said when asked about the Atletico Madrid player.

Considering that the player is contracted with Atletico Madrid in the long term and is currently on loan at Chelsea, playing for one of the two clubs would appear to be Felix’s best option. However, Javi Gomez reports a third option that not many saw coming.

According to the Spanish journalist, Felix’s idea is to stay in the Premier League for another season. However, he wants to play in the UEFA Champions League and thus, his future could lie away from Stamford Bridge and in another part of England.

Chelsea have played 34 of their 38 Premier League games this season and currently sit in 11th place. With three of their next four games being against Manchester United, Manchester City and Newcastle United, they could well be on their way further down the table.

The London-based side are, thus, far away from a berth in the Champions League. In fact, they will likely not qualify for even the subsidiary European competitions next season, and Felix’s desire to leave is understandable.

If it is Champions League football that the protege desires, a return to Atletico Madrid would solve the problem.

However, it is clear that Felix wishes to prove himself away from Civitas Metropolitano, and it remains to be seen if any of the other top English sides are interested in his acquisition.

With three goals in 13 Premier League games so far this season, Felix has endured a mixed debut in the Premier League. He has missed three big chances this season and averages a key pass every two games.

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Ancelotti talks Courtois, Militao, Bellingham, VAR controversies ahead of Las Palmas vs Real Madrid



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Coming off a highly controversial game against Almeria, Real Madrid will now travel to Gran Canaria to take on Las Palmas tomorrow as part of the early kick-off.

Carlo Ancelotti spoke about the clash tomorrow, starting off by confirming his goalkeeper for tomorrow, “Lunin will start tomorrow.”

He also added that Madrid were looking to get back to their usual level after back-to-back poor performances, one of which included elimination against Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey round of 16.

“We are motivated to return to our best level after 2 bad games.”

The Italian gaffer also commented on the biggest football story in the world today, which was Jurgen Klopp announcing his decision to leave Liverpool at the end of the season.

“It’s quite surprising, I understand. Working for a long time with the same club and players lowers your motivation a bit. He’s doing a fantastic job at Liverpool.”

And of course, Ancelotti also spoke about the leaked VAR audiovisual, some of which are highly controversial for all parties involved. Barcelona coach and players have also commented on the same, in light of the Negreira case.

“They have talked a lot. Everyone knows what has happened in the last 20 years in Spanish football. The Civil Guard is carrying out an investigations. That is the real problem of Spanish football.”

Luckily for the manager and fans, all injured players — minus the ACL trio of David Alaba, Eder Militao, and Thibaut Courtois — are available. Jude Bellingham is suspended, however.

“Everyone is available now after the recent period of injuries.”

“Making up for Bellingham’s absence tomorrow? Brahim and Joselu are available options. They were able to show themselves after I relied on them as substitutes,” he added.

And as far as Militao and Courtois are concerned, both of whom tore their ACL early in the season, Ancelotti suggested that they could make their return before the season ends.

“Courtois and Militão both have the option to play this season. The recovery process is going very well, they are training on an individual level. It is February and these types of injuries last 6-8 months, so I think they will recover before the end of the season.”

Source: Mundo Deportivo

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