Atletico Madrid releases assertion: Joao Felix switch unlikely to be made everlasting by Chelsea post-Mauricio Pochettino snub

JOAO FELIX is not going to grow to be a everlasting member of Chelsea’s dressing room subsequent season.

Mauricio Pochettino snubbed the Portugal ace as he prepares to wield the axe on his bloated squad in the summertime.

Joao Felix is not going to keep at Chelsea past his mortgageCredit score: Getty

The revelation got here following an announcement from Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo.

He stated: “We’ve been knowledgeable that Pochettino doesn’t rely with Joao Felix for Chelsea.

“He’ll return right here, we’ll see. We’ve nothing deliberate.”

Felix, 23, scored 4 objectives after arriving at Stamford Bridge in January.

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His remaining effort got here as a comfort in a 4-1 defeat towards Manchester United.

Regardless of his expertise, Felix noticed himself relegated to the bench throughout Frank Lampard’s interim interval in cost.

Felix had additionally struggled for type whereas at Atletico Madrid earlier this season, netting simply 4 objectives and including three assists in 14 La Liga outings.

Sky Sports activities pundit Gary Neville was surprised to seek out out Chelsea would not have an possibility to purchase the attacker, saying throughout the Blues loss to the Crimson Devils: “They’ve signed everybody.

“However the one participant they need to have an possibility to purchase on they haven’t acquired.”

Nevertheless, with new boss Pochettino – appointed on Monday – Felix is not going to see his future at Stamford Bridge.

Certainly, the previous Tottenham supervisor is about to see the again of a variety of stars.

The likes of  Mateo Kovacic, Christian Pulisic, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Edouard Mendy, Hakim Ziyech, Conor Gallagher and Kalidou Koulibaly are all on the chopping block.

Raheem Sterling has additionally backed the appointment, saying: “He’ll convey management, he’ll problem gamers bodily and mentally.

“I really feel he’s going to return right here and he’s going to have the persona that everybody goes to respect.

“That’s what we’d like, somebody in cost.”