Manchester United have been heavily linked with Joao Felix for some time and the latest reports are interesting.
As per today’s version of AS (news image provided below), Atletico want £86million for Joao Felix and agent, Jorge Mendes, will bring in offers of around that amount for his departure in the January transfer window.
The Spanish media outlet have mentioned that Man Utd, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain are the most interested clubs and the Red Devils even had a bid worth 130 million euros rejected last summer.
Now, the situation is different, the relationship between the Portuguese playmaker and Diego Simeone is broken and the Rojiblancos are prepared to offload him.
Before the World Cup, Felix only managed to start five games in the La Liga for the Colchoneros and mostly warmed the bench.
In Qatar, he scored for the Seleccao in the openeing group game vs Ghana but failed to impress against Uruguay. Tonight, Portugal, who have already qualified for the Round of 16, will face South Korea in their final group game.
AS claim that Man Utd and the other candidates are watching the playmaker and positioning themselves to agree a fee of around £86million for his signing.
Felix can play in multiple offensive positions but he has mainly excelled in the central roles i.e. CAM and SS.
In the No. 10 position behind the main striker, Bruno Fernandes is the superstar at Old Trafford and without doubt, the former Sporting CP star is irreplaceable.
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