Joao Felix has been at Atletico Madrid for three seasons already, but he’s not ready to give up just yet.
Marca’s story today about his future claims he’s determined to make things work under Diego Simeone, despite three long campaigns where it’s just not looked like a good fit.
He has had just enough good spells to convince everyone that it can still happen for him with the Colchoneros, but equally there is the overriding sense that he could explode with a move away.
The transfer links have been endless ever since he arrived, but the Portuguese is determined to make it work, and as perhaps the most creative player in that squad, it’s easy to see why Simeone is equally committed to getting the most out of the perla he spent more than €100m on.
Could this be the season it clicks? Or another wasted year in a career that has yet to live up to expectations.