Manchester United are set to lose the race to sign Cody Gakpo and may have to settle for Portugal international Joao Felix.
As per today’s version of The Daily Mail (news image provided below), Jurgen Klopp has moved in quickly to beat United to the signing of the PSV Eindhoven star.
The renowned British news source have mentioned the Red Devils were considered favorites to lure the Dutch international but uncertainty of the ownership has cast doubts over the availability of cash.
It is reported that to improve the attack, Man Utd have been offered Portuguese international, Joao Felix, by Atletico Madrid.
The Seleccao playmaker was a key part of Diego Simeone’s squad that won the La Liga title in 2020-21, however, his relationship with the Argentine manager has been broken for some time.
In such a scenario, the former Benfica attacker has mainly warmed the bench in the current campaign and the Rojiblancos are prepared to offload him in the January transfer window.
The 23-year-old still has a contract until 2026 at the Wanda Metropolitano and last month, Mundo Deportivo revealed Atletico could sell him for a fee of 70 million euros (£62million).
Felix only started 5 league games before the World Cup, scored 3 goals and provided as many assists. In Qatar, he scored a goal and provided 2 assists and helped Portugal reach the last eight.
The 28-capped international can be deployed in multiple attacking positions. In your opinion, should Man Utd pay £62million to secure his signing next month?