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Barcelona having doubts over signing Joao Felix permanently

His future at the club is unclear

FC Barcelona v UD Almeria - LaLiga EA Sports Photo by Pedro Salado/Getty Images

Barcelona are reportedly starting to have doubts about signing Joao Felix on a permanent basis at the end of the season.

The club have regularly talked up the possibility of signing the Portugal international after his loan spell ends next summer but may be having a change of heart.

The latest updates suggests that Barca are starting to have second thoughts over whether it would be a good move due to his performances for the club.

Diario AS reckon that internal debate are now going on at Barca over Felix, with only president Joan Laporta remaining a strong supporter of the move.

Xavi apparently has doubts and has seemingly upset Felix by taking him off at half-time against Almeria last time out in La Liga.

The fact that Xavi is keen to bring in another midfielder in January also means Felix may not be a guaranteed starter in the second half of the season.

Felix has managed six goals and three assists for Barcelona so far this season but has struggled for consistency and comes with a lofty price tag.

Barca know that doing a deal with Atletico next summer will be difficult, and it seems Felix still has work to do to convince the club he’s worth the effort.

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