Juventus eye a highly rated Portuguese forward in the summer as they look to add the much-needed spark to their attack.
Juventus have not been at their best this season, with several calls being made to sign a quality forward in the transfer window. The Old Lady were knocked out of the Champions League last 16 by Porto and are currently sitting third in the league table. One of the several areas that need to be revamped in the summer, is their attack which has been dismal at times.
To address their attacking woes, Juventus are eyeing the young Portuguese forward, Joao Felix who seems to be unhappy at Atletico Madrid. Felix is widely claimed to be the successor of Cristiano Ronaldo for the Portuguese national team. However, relations with his manager, Diego Simeone have become strained this season.
Felix has played for the full 90 minutes in just three of his 22 league appearances this season. Moreover, the young forward has been substituted in nine of those games. Felix does not intend to play under Simeone unless his role in the team is changed, as he demands a prominent role.
As reported by Todo Fichajes, Cristiano Ronaldo has recommended the signing of Felix at Juventus. Jorge Mendes, Ronaldo’s long time agent has started his preparations to land Felix at the club next season and has already had conversations with Moreira de Sa, who is Joao Felix’s agent.
However, the former Benfica forward’s contract at Atletico runs until June 2024 and it would cost Juventus a huge sum to sign the Portuguese forward. It is expected that Joao Felix will cost at least €150M. Juve will certainly look to sign a forward in the summer, to take some pressure off Cristiano Ronaldo, who could leave the club in the summer. It is highly unlikely whether the club can afford a sum of over €150M for Felix, so at the moment the deal is certainly not a realistic one for the Old Lady to pursue.