Joao Felix reveals the one condition Chelsea must meet for him to sign

Joao Felix, Chelsea (Photo by Craig Mercer/MB Media/Getty Images)
Joao Felix, Chelsea (Photo by Craig Mercer/MB Media/Getty Images) /

Chelsea would like to sign Joao Felix permanently in the summer. Having seen what he’s capable of as a false nine/attacking play-maker, Todd Boehly is happy with his decision to pay the loan fee. In discussions with Atletico Madrid about his progress, Boehly would have mentioned that he wants to sign the Portugal forward on a permanent basis, when his loan deal expires this summer.

Joao Felix has made 5 appearances for Chelsea so far, scoring one goal. However, he was never signed for his goals. Although the Blues were struggling in this department before he arrived, they signed him with the hope he can create for his attacking teammates.

The 23-year-old is often involved in build up play as this is the area of play he excels at, and the reason Todd Boehly signed him. Over time the goals will come naturally but for now, his role is to build an attack.

Chelsea aren’t performing the best, as they sit 10th in the Premier League currently. However, a win against Leeds United could be the start of better things, which Graham Potter needs if he’s to keep his position as manager.

Joao Felix needs Chelsea to qualify for the Champions League

It seems, though, that Joao Felix isn’t swayed either way in the managerial department. But he does have one condition he needs Chelsea to meet. According to the Telegraph (subscription required), Chelsea failing to qualify for the Champions League next season could impact the decision on his future.

It’s a big ask, but it should’ve been expected. Joao Felix is a top-level player and he wants to play in top-level competition. If the Blues can’t provide that, he may look elsewhere and you can’t blame him.

For the club, the two options they have are to either finish in the Premier League top four, or win the Champions League. Both options are incredibly ambitious – they are doable though, mind.

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