Bayern Munich have reportedly dropped their interest in Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix, who remains linked to Manchester United.
Bayern Munich They have reportedly dropped their interest Atlético de Madrid come in Joao Felix.
The Portuguese international’s future is currently the subject of much speculation, with the player believed to be determined to move away from the Wanda Metropolitano in the January transfer window.
Bayern have been heavily linked with the 23-year-old and according to Sport1, the Bundesliga giants were recently in contact with Atletico to discuss a move.
However, journalist Curry That states that an agreement between the two clubs is no longer possible.
“Bayern are no longer interested in Joao Felix, contrary to recent reports in Spain. The Portuguese forward was an option for Bayern last summer. Hasan Salihamidzic He was in contact with Atlético, but was rejected by the Spanish club. Felix is no longer a problem at Bayern,” said Hau.
Manchester United they have also been mentioned as suitors for the striker, and Bayern’s alleged decision to withdraw from the race could help the Red Devils in their pursuit.
Félix has been in impressive form for Portugal at the 2022 World Cup, scoring a goal and providing two assists to help. Fernando Santosreaches the quarter-finals of the competition.
The striker has struggled for Atlético this season, but has managed just four goals and three assists in 18 games in all competitions, and his relationship with the manager is believed to be strained. Diego Simeone it has broken
Félix has an agreement with the red-whites until June 2026, but the club’s CEO Gil Marin has hinted that the Portuguese could leave during the January market.
“[Joao Felix] it is the biggest bet this club has made in its history. I personally think he is a great talent, a world-class player,” Marín told TVE.
“For reasons that are not worth going into the relationship between him and the boss [Diego Simeone]the minutes played, his motivation right now, makes you think that the reasonable thing is that if there is an option that is good for the player, good for the club, we can look at it.
“I would like him to stay personally, but I don’t think it’s the player’s idea.”
After starring in Portugal’s World Cup round-of-16 win over Switzerland, Felix appeared to hit back at his club by claiming that “the conditions are favourable” for him to play for his country.
“The way you play here and at the club is different. When the conditions are favorable, things go better,” he told reporters after making two assists in the last 16.
Man United are expected to sign a new striker next January Cristiano Ronaldothe recent departure, however Chelsea i Paris Saint Germain they have also been credited with an interest in Felix.