Attacker rejected advice to join Arsenal in January and now regrets it

Last January, Joao Felix, the highly sought-after Portuguese star, became available for a loan move from Atletico de Madrid, sparking interest from clubs across Europe. Arsenal was among the clubs looking to bolster their ranks with the talented forward.

However, Felix decided to make a move to Chelsea instead, who paid a substantial sum to secure his services on loan. Unfortunately, the move did not go as planned, and Chelsea finished in mid-table in the league, with the player failing to score enough goals to significantly impact their season.

Following the loan spell at Chelsea, their new manager Mauricio Pochettino decided not to pursue a permanent deal, leaving Felix stuck in Madrid with Atletico.

A report via Sport Witness reveals that Felix’s entourage had advised him to join Arsenal instead of Chelsea, but he chose the latter. Now, after the transfer failed to work out, he reportedly regrets not heeding that advice and wishes he had made a different decision.

Felix is undoubtedly a talented player, and with the right fit and support, he could still have a successful future in football. As for Arsenal, they continue to explore other options to strengthen their squad and move forward with their transfer plans.

Just Arsenal Opinion

We remain one of the best clubs for any player to join and Mikel Arteta has made us even more attractive, so Felix will regret it.

However, that is hardly our business now, as we have moved on and signed some top talents to make our team much more robust.

We need to decide on the future of some first-team stars as quickly as possible after the new signings we have made.

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  1. He chose more money. Happy we got Leandro Trossard. Let him continue with the anti football played at Atletico Madrid.

  2. I think let leave the past, if Joe flex is ready for loan basis’s is fine to be one the attackers in arsenal. Try get him for loan short term season.
    Arsenal only remain with right back because injuries of tamayusu injuries. And one midfield if partey need to go. And things will go well this summer.

  3. A problem child according to ath Madrid manager. We dodged a bullet as he chose money with Chelsea.

    Hard pass on him as that’s 2 clubs where he failed to live up to the hype.

    1. Durand, maybe his bad choices and the experience gained may chasten his attitude and his career could turnaround under the right club and manager?Could be that such a young prospect is worth taking a punt on, at the right price.

      1. Madrid are demanding €80m for him. Might be difficult for anyone to pay that. Even the ridiculous amount they demanded for loaning him in January will scare one from making an attempt at buying him permanently

  4. Joao Felix was once the most expensive player in the world. He was the most highly paid after Ronaldo and Messi. If a dirt poor boy from Portugal treated special all his football life, then there’s no surprise where his preference is. He learned his lesson and now let’s see how his decision making leads him to.

  5. Felix is a dangerous forward who found himself in wrong clubs
    He can thrive at Arsenal if signed

  6. Let’s give him a chance on loan,he might turn-out to be something special at Arsenal.

  7. we can try to give a short term loan at arsenal, you never know he might bounce back to his form

  8. But we all know now that Arteta is only interested in any other player who’s also attracted to Arsenal. Felix blew the chance for being part of the massive club in a big way. We wish him well.

  9. We have great and quality players of his caliber who are far better than him, he can’t even make it to first IV
    So let’s focus on other positions and move on

  10. Very unfortunate that Joa Felix made the wrong choice but at the time he didn’t realise that and now he’s regret is palpable
    Now we have to move forward but I’m not sure Partey should leave, he can operate next to rice, but if we can get caicedo as well! Our midfield will be impermeable and solid

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