Manchester United have initiated contact with Atletico Madrid regarding the potential acquisition of Joao Felix.
The Portuguese forward made a high-profile move to Atletico Madrid on July 3, 2019, signing a seven-year contract for a transfer fee of €126 million (£113 million). This transfer fee not only marked the fourth-highest amount ever paid in the history of football but also stood as the second-highest fee ever paid for a teenager, second only to Kylian Mbappe.
During his tenure at Atletico Madrid, Felix showcased his talent in 131 appearances, scoring 34 goals and providing 18 assists. He has also represented the Portugal national team, featuring in 31 games and netting 5 goals.
However, Felix’s recent loan spell at Chelsea during the second half of last season failed to leave a lasting impression. Despite this, he did manage to find the back of the net against Manchester United in a Premier League fixture, as well as scoring against them while playing for Atletico Madrid in a previous season.
Euro Football Rumours
According to Spanish publication ABC, Manchester United is carefully evaluating the 23-year-old as a potential target for the summer transfer window. With only Anthony Martial as their primary striking option, United is also considering Rasmus Hojlund from Atalanta to bolster their attacking lineup.
It is speculated that Felix may be available for a lower transfer fee than initially anticipated, as he currently finds himself out of favor with Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone. This situation could potentially present an opportunity for Manchester United to secure the services of the talented forward at a more affordable price.
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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.