Joao Felix, Barça and Xavi can’t take it anymore


By: Manu Tournoux

FC Barcelona is starting to lose patience with Joao Felix. Xavi Hernandez kicked him out of the squad at half-time in the 3-2 win over Almeria, and president Joan Laporta doesn’t want to hear about it.

Internally, in Barcelona, ​​doubts are growing around Felix, who seems to be the same player as at Atlético de Madrid, which pushed the leaders to get rid of the Portuguese. Capable of bursts of brilliance, this spark only appears on rare occasions, and his lack of commitment between these performances calls into question his position.

Financial managers at FC Barcelona believe it would be “suicidal” for a team in such financial difficulties to try to permanently recruit Felix next summer. Catalan media Culemania specifies that if patience is running out at Montjuic, President Joan Laporta remains away from the situation. Laporta has always supported Felix, and that’s part of the reason he’s still a starter. Despite the clear evidence that he has in front of him, the great sachem of Barça does not accept that he has a bad match or that there is criticism against the Portuguese.

Furthermore, his other main support within the club, also linked to his agent Jorge Mendes, is the sporting director Deco. Xavi was never very keen on the idea of ​​Felix’s arrival, but he got him in exchange for Joao Cancelo’s loan. But Xavi won’t be able to keep Felix playing for long if he continues not only to not perform well, but also to not make an effort.

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