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Atletico Madrid Strip Returnee Felix Of Iconic Jersey Number 7

Atletico Madrid Strip Returnee Felix Of Iconic Jersey Number 7

Atletico Madrid have reportedly stripped Joao Felix of his No.7 jersey after returning to the club following his ill-fated short spell as a loanee at Chelsea in the 2022/2023 season.

After allegedly falling out with manager Diego Simeone, Felix arrived at Stamford Bridge in January in an effort to revive his career that appeared to have stalled following a trying recent stint with Atletico.

Felix only managed to score four goals in 16 Premier League games for Chelsea and failed to make a good impression during his brief time with the Blues.

The 23-year-old Portugal forward’s situation at Atletico Madrid has now gotten worse after losing the No. 7 jersey to France forward, Antoine Griezmann.

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According to Sport Bible, Griezmann has now been assigned Felix’s number 7. Before leaving Atletico Madrid for Barcelona in 2019, the 32-year-old wore the number during his initial stint with the club.

Atletico Madrid have now opted to give Griezmann the renowned No. 7 shirt after his loan contract was made permanent in October 2022.

Felix made it known that he wanted to remain at Chelsea during the business end of the 2022/2023 campaign.

Enrique Cerezo, the president of Atletico, stated in May that Chelsea would not be making Felix’s loan agreement permanent.

He told Spanish media: “Yesterday we had the news that the new Chelsea manager [Pochettino] does not [want] João Félix.

“We’ve known for less than 24 hours. He’ll come back here and we’ll see. We don’t have anything planned.”

Despite spending £114 million to bring Felix to Atletico Madrid  in 2019, the La Liga side is trying to sell him during the summer transfer window, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.

By Habeeb Kuranga


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