Manchester United have a difficult task in figuring out how to replace Cristiano Ronaldo. A very interesting scenario could be to introduce yourself.
Spanish newspaper AS reports that Atletico Madrid striker Joao Félix is keen to leave the Spanish club.
United were linked with a move for Joao Felix in the summer, with AS claiming Manchester United made a bid to sign him which was roundly rejected.
Now a change of fortune that has seen Atlético crash out of the Champions League, bottom of their group, is behind Félix’s desire to leave.
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Joao Felix “wants to leave”
AS reports that Joao Félix is keen to leave Atletico Madrid and could even go on loan in January.
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The report says: “The player has already said he wants to leave. He is disappointed with Simeone and knows that he has lost his status as an important player in the team. It seems he doesn’t want to put up with his situation any longer.”
Felix scored against Manchester United in the Champions League last season and also scored a winner against Erik ten Hag’s side in pre-season.
The 23-year-old has only been selected to start five La Liga games this season, playing seven from the bench, scoring three goals and providing three assists.
He is currently in the World Cup with Portugal, and is represented by Jorge Mendes, Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent.
The swift manner in which United were able to amicably terminate Ronaldo’s contract shows that relations with Mendes have not been damaged by the recent situation.
Felix could play for United in the Europa League this season if he moved to United.
Transfer speculation surrounding Felix has always involved figures in excess of £100m; Atlético signed him for 113 million pounds in the summer of 2019 from Benfica.
United would prefer to find a cheaper solution, but if a loan deal is on the table, this could be the ideal ‘try before you buy’ for the Red Devils until the end of the season.
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