FC Barcelona new signing Joao Felix reportedly took a pay-cut to join the club. The Portuguese star agent also took a pay cut for the move.
However, the loan move does not have a buy option clause. This is also because of their problems with Financial Fair Play (FFP).
FC BARCELONA AND JOAO FELIX TRANSFER MOVE AS IT HAPPENED
According to reports, Joao Felix took a pay cut to join FC Barcelona on loan. The report also claims that the Portuguese took a 50% pay cut to join the club. This is also because it was his dream move this summer transfer window. Hence, the player decided to take a mega cut to make the move this summer transfer window.
However, FC Barcelona do not have a option to buy him next summer transfer window. The La Liga giants are currently dealing with Financial Fair Play rules (FFP). Hence, they could not have an option to buy him permanently next summer. However, the Portuguese forward will do his best as the he does not have a future with Atletico Madrid.
ATHLETICO MADRID DID NOT RECEIVE A LOAN FEE FOR THE PORTUGUESE FORWARD
According to reports, FC Barcelona did not have to pay a loan fee to sign Joao Felix. This is also because the 50 % pay cut enabled Atletico Madrid to recover the loan fee. They also got Joao Felix off their wage bill for the season. Joao Felix also appeared emotional during his presentation with the club. Hence, it looks like the Portuguese forward got his dream move this summer.
In an interview with transfer expert Fabrizio Romano earlier in the window, he said, “I’d love to play for Barça”. “Barcelona has always been my first choice and I’d love to join Barça”. “It was always my dream since I was a kid”. “If it happens, it will be a dream come true for me”. Hence, FC Barcelona manager Xavi also sanctioned the signing happily after the interview.
FC Barcelona will hope that Joao Felix and other summer transfer signings will lead them to Champions League success this season. They also managed to sign the likes of Ilkay Gundogan on a free transfer and Joao Cancelo on a loan from Manchester City.
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