Barcelona’s Economic Vice President confirms club will pay just €400k during Joao Felix loan spell

Barcelona had an excellent summer transfer window, improving their squad whilst making a significant profit. One of those to join was Joao Felix, who arrived from Atletico Madrid on a season-long loan deal.

Barcelona had been linked with Felix for much of the summer, but a deal had looked improbable due to financial reasons. However, everything came together at the end of the transfer window, and the 23-year-old joined alongside his Portuguese compatriot Joao Cancelo, who arrived from Manchester City.

There have been rumours that Barcelona are paying a significantly low fee during Felix’s one-year stay, and Eduard Romeu, the club’s Economic Vice-President, has confirmed that, telling L’Esportiu that they will pay just €400k of Felix’s wages during his time in Catalonia.

This is because Felix took a pay-cut at Atletico immediately before joining Barcelona, who will also not pay a loan fee to their La Liga rivals.

It is expected that Barcelona will try to sign Felix on a permanent basis next summer. Atletico Madrid’s asking price is reportedly set at €80m, which is unaffordable now for the Catalans, but could be a possibility by the end of the season.

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