“Untouchable”, there is no other word to define the future of joao flix. It doesn’t matter if the ‘interested party’ is Guardiola’s powerful Manchester City (the coach already loved him before signing for the Metropolitano team) or Bara who sought a solution last summer in the Portuguese for an outlet for Antoine Griezmann. “Untouchable”, there is no other word if you ask in the athletic about a possible ‘escape’ of the 7 in the winter market… or next summer.
That’s how clear they have been demonstrating in the rojiblanco team since the Portuguese arrived at the club in 2019 to become the most expensive signing in the entity’s history. More than two years later nothing has changed. Not even the doubts that he has aroused from minute one in a sector of the fans that does not forgive his apathy at times… and in a Simeone that has not just given him the indisputable band for several games in a row. But, you know, it’s “untouchable.”
Not even that the environment close to the Portuguese moves the tree when he gets angry at the lack of prominence, in the Super Cup he was the starter, of one of the jewels of the factory that has distributed the most talent in European football for many years. Not even in those moments of doubt are there, forgive the redundancy, doubts. Yes, Joao Flix is ”untouchable”. And nothing will change it.
For the end, that of the Royal
Not everything, in red and white key, goes through the future of the players. That of the team goes further after the crash of the Super Cup… And it is that Atltico lost a ‘final’ in Riyadh, but the athletic will have another final in Saint Sebastian. Three games separate Simeone’s from playing the grand final of the Copa del Rey. Beating Real Sociedad on Wednesday would also be the only way to bury the blow of the Super Cup… and unearth the ghosts.