Portuguese and colchonero, Paulo Futre is divided with João Félix’s departure from Atlético de Madrid to Barcelona.
When João said he dreamed of playing for Barça, “I started living a nightmare that lasts to this day. It’s terrible to think that Barça can win the Champions League or the League with João Félix. It’s crazy that Barça can win the Champions League against Atleti with a goal from João”, he began by saying on the program “El Larguero”, on Cadena SER.
“I called Jorge Mendes and told him that João’s statements were his thing, but he denied it. The kid wasn’t capable of saying something like that. We discussed on the phone. He told me that he had spoken to Manchester United and I found that to be true. He also spoke to Manchester City, I also checked, but they didn’t want João either,” he added.
The former Portuguese international also revealed that his compatriot’s possible departure from Madrid led to the biggest argument he had ever had with Jorge Mendes.
Then came the question of lawyers, about terminating. I had the biggest argument with Jorge Mendes, my great friend. And he always told me that it wasn’t him, that it was the lawyers. And I believed it later. I told him that the boy couldn’t go out on the street, because the athletes hated him more and more. I’m Portuguese and it was difficult for me, he shared.
Futre admitted that he didn’t want to see Félix at Barcelona and explained his reasons: I didn’t want him to go to Barcelona for two reasons: because he plays in Spain, because he’s a rival, and because of what’s happening now, which is slaughter Cholo every time he does things right. He wanted him to play for every team except Barcelona.