Atletico Madrid captain, Koke, has said that he expects Joao Felix to leave Chelsea and return to his parent club once his loan expires at Stamford Bridge.
According to Koke, Felix is only gaining confidence to return back to Atletico Madrid ahead of next season.
Felix is on loan at the Premier League giants until the end of the season.
The Portuguese attacker joined Graham Potter’s side in the January transfer window, with the Blues paying Atletico Madrid €11 million to seal the deal.
Felix had fallen down the pecking order under manager Diego Simeone at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.
There has been a feeling that Chelsea will look to sign Felix, who has enjoyed a prominent role with Graham Potter’s side, scoring one goal in eight games across competitions, permanently in the summer.
However, Koke has hinted that he expects his teammate to return to Atletico Madrid.
“They were important players within the team. They made the decision to leave. Joao transferred and Cunha transferred,” Koke told Mundo Deportivo when asked about Felix and Matheus Cunha, who joined Wolves on loan in January.
“They are decisions of each one. Totally respectable. Joao is picking up the rhythm of the games, he is gaining confidence for the coming season to come back here. And to Cunha, wish him all the best,” he added.