Manchester United tried to sign Joao Felix in the last two transfer windows but failed each time.
In January, they were heavily linked with a loan move for the Portuguese international but he eventually ended up signing for Chelsea.
In the recently concluded summer transfer window, reports coming from Spain indicate that Man Utd submitted an offer to lure the player on loan.
However, his heart was always set on joining Barcelona and he finally moved to the Catalan giants.
As per today’s version of Mundo Deportivo (news image provided below), Felix rejected multiple offers to move to the Nou Camp.
Man Utd were interested in luring him on a season long loan, Liverpool tried a swap deal involving Darwin Nunez, Aston Villa pushed hard for him and even Al-Hilal made an offer to hire his services.
Atletico Madrid were looking to get a permanent transfer and value him at around 100 million euros (£85.6million). They even turned down a 15 million euros loan offer from Al-Hilal (AS).
To complete his dream move (loan) to Barcelona, Mundo Deportivo claim Felix decided to sign a new contract with the Rojiblancos to extend his stay from 2027 to 2029 and surprisingly took a 50% pay cut as well.
He was earning around 12 million euros per season but will only earn 6 million euros a year now. Barca will only be paying him ‘400,000 euros a year’.
The 23-year-old is a versatile playmaker, who would have improved the attack at Old Trafford. In the end, Ten Hag only lured Hojlund to reinforce the offense in the summer.