Joao Felix apparently in the focus of FC Bayern
Created: 05/16/2022, 02:15 p.m
By: Michelle Brey
FC Bayern is apparently watching Joao Felix from Atletico Madrid.
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Who goes, who stays, who comes?
Squad planning for the 2022/23 season is in full swing at FC Bayern.
A 22-year-old Portuguese apparently arouses interest.
Munich – Robert Lewandowski's change plans at Bayern Munich are causing an enormous stir - and were also a big topic at the championship celebrations on Sunday.
The striker does not want to extend his contract, CEO Oliver Kahn reacted with clear words.
In short: transfer poker is already in full swing in Munich.
The first new addition is fixed.
Meanwhile, FC Bayern is apparently watching a 22-year-old Portuguese: Is Joao Felix a possible replacement for "Lewa"?
Name: Joao Felix
Age: 22 (born November 10, 1999)
Position: hanging tip
Club: Atletico Madrid
Market value: 70 million
FC Bayern Munich: 22-year-old Joao Felix in the sights of the record champions
As reported by Sky Sports UK, those responsible at FC Bayern should have Joao Felix in their sights.
And apparently not for the first time: as early as March 2022, the Spanish newspaper
linked the 22-year-old offensive player with the record champions.
FC Bayern also got nothing in 2019: Felix, who was still under contract with Benfica Lisbon at the time, moved to Spain.
Atletico Madrid paid a record sum for the then 19-year-old: 126 million euros.
He was supposed to replace Antoine Griezmann who eventually moved to FC Barcelona.
Joao Felix in focus: He has already scored a goal against FCB in the Champions League
Should the 22-year-old Portuguese possibly become his successor in the event of a Lewandowski change?
The 22-year-old, who won the Golden Boy Award in 2019 and often acts as a hanging striker, has not been able to keep up with the values of Munich's top scorer so far.
Felix is a different type of player than Lewandowski, not a typical nine.
In three seasons with Atletico, Felix has scored 21 goals and provided 11 assists in 82 La Liga games.
In the Champions League, the offensive man had two assists and seven goals, one of which he scored against FC Bayern (2020/21 season).
For comparison: Lewandowski netted 35 times in 34 Bundesliga games in the past 2021/22 season alone and gave four assists.
Joao Felix, who high-fives with Antoine Griezmann, has apparently become the focus of FC Bayern.
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Felix has also been out injured since April.
In the 2-1 home win against Espanyol Barcelona on Easter Sunday (April 17), he injured his thigh.
In the last game (May 22) of the current season against Real Sociedad, the offensive player no longer plays a role.
Joao Felix to Bayern Munich?
Contract at Atletico probably an obstacle
However, a move to Säbener Straße is likely to fail, particularly due to his contract with Atletico Madrid.
This runs until June 30, 2026. Even if FC Bayern were to sell Lewandowski, Felix, whose market value is estimated at 70 million euros, would hardly be affordable.
According to a report by
, Hasan Salihamidciz only has a limited budget for transfers.
A move from Ousmane Dembele to Munich seems to be more likely.
The Frenchman's contract with FC Barcelona finally expires.