If reports from certain section of the media are to believed, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) are taking significant interest in Atletico Madrid star player Joao Felix. They in fact are looking to draft him in their side as a potential replacement for Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
According to a report carried by Don Balon, Paris Saint-Germain Sporting Director Leonardo Araujo is a great admirer of Joao Felix and has even gone on record stating that Felix is the ‘next Cristiano Ronaldo’. Felix, the 19-year-old star, has already had an impressive 2019-19 season as he netted 11 goals and recorded as many as six assists in just 43 matches for the team across various competitions.
He also became the youngest football player to score a hat-trick in the knockout stages of the UEFA Europa League. In July 2019, Felix moved to Atletico Madrid for an estimated transfer fee of €126 million. Post that he has made as many as eight appearances for Los Rojiblancos and has two goals and an assist to his credit.
Meanwhile, it is also being reported that Barcelona will sign Neymar in January despite their failed attempts to do so in the recently concluded summer transfer window.
Interestingly, Barca had previously claimed that it had done its best to try and rope in Neymar in their team despite club legend Messi feeling otherwise. Moreover, it was also reported that Neymar had himself called Messi via phone to discuss his future plans and stated that wanted to stay at PSG only until the next transfer window which is slated to open in January 2020.
A move is thus likely for the Brazilian and his French teammate Kylian Mbappe as both are attracting a lot of interest from Barcelona and Real Madrid.