Chelsea should go all out to sign this game-changer who is a proper footballer – Glen Johnson

Glen Johnson

Former Chelsea right-back Glen Johnson has urged Chelsea to beat Manchester United to the transfer of Joao Felix.

The Portugal international is on loan at Chelsea from Atletico Madrid until the end of the season.

Johnson said: “He’s certainly won me over more in the last few games.

“He showed against Liverpool that he’s clearly a class player and normally I don’t like to see clubs go all-out to sign one player, but João is a game-changer.

“He’s got eyes in the back of his head and he’s a proper, proper footballer.

‘The need to sign him will be even greater if one of the club’s main rivals came in for him.

“I don’t like to see clubs break the bank for players and you should only do that if the player is going to be the last piece of the puzzle, but Chelsea’s team are miles away from that.

“In that sense, Joao is probably a luxury they don’t need, but as he’s currently at the club on loan and they have the opportunity to sign him, then they should do what they need to do to keep him, especially if a Premier League rival such as Manchester United come in for him.”