Felix has been tipped to go away Atletico after being snubbed by Simeone, with only five of his 12 appearances coming from the beginning in La Liga despite providing six goal involvements – three goals, three assists.
While Simeone played down suggestions he wanted Felix out of the club, the club’s CEO Miguel Angel Gil Marin suggested the player wanted to go away Spain and confirmed the club would consider offers.
Speaking on his strategy to Dubai for La Liga’s General Assembly Gil was very matter-of-fact when he told Spanish television TVE: “He [Felix] is the most important investment the club has ever made and I feel he’s at the very best level on the planet when it comes to talent but for reasons that aren’t value going into now.
“The connection with the coach, the variety of minutes he’s playing, his motivation – the reasonable thing is that if there’s a proposal that is nice for the player and the club, that we a minimum of analyse it. I might love him to proceed, but that will not be the player’s idea.”