The upcoming winter will see Aston Villa improving their attacking department.
According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Aston Villa are keen to land Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix.
The 23-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.
The Portugal international was signed by Atletico in July 2019 from Benfica for a fee of 127 million euros. He has a contract until 2026 with the club.
In 18 appearances this season, Joao Felix has managed to score 4 goals and contributed with 3 assists.
The 23-year-old is considered to be one of the best forwards in Portugal. Felix has left his mark at the international stage after netting 4 goals in 27 senior appearances for the Portugal national team.
Joao Felix is one of the more likely players to be offloaded by Atletico Madrid this winter and the list of suitors in the Portugal international continues to grow.
The Villans have earmarked Joao Felix as their target, with Unai Emery being a ‘huge admirer’ of the player. The report claims that Aston Villa manager has extensively scouted Felix and is considering a move for the forward.
Aston Villa will have funds to spend in the market and it will be interesting to see how they approach the winter transfer window.
The former Benfica man will offer the Aston Villa boss the freedom to be more flexible with his formations, tactics and team selections.
According to the report, “Aston Villa could pull off a shock transfer in January when the transfer window opens. The latest news has linked the Villa Park club with the signing of Atletico Madrid star Joao Felix. The attacker is at the World Cup with Portugal, who are through to the last eight of the competition. Now, a stunning report from Spanish outlet Marca states that Felix will leave Atleti in January or the summer. The source adds that Villa are the team best placed to secure his signature. Ex-Villarreal boss Unai Emery is newly installed as the Villa manager, which may help Villa secure the player’s signature.”
Euro Football Rumours
A big money bid from Aston Villa could tempt Atletico into selling their prized asset.
The Red and Whites are preparing to sell their forward should they receive a massive offer for him.
Good signing for Aston Villa?
Signing the 23-year-old in the winter transfer window would be a masterstroke from Unai Emery.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit at Villa Park.
It will be interesting to see whether Aston Villa will make their move during the winter transfer window.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.