Atletico Madrid turned down Manchester United supply for star ahead
The The English Premier League Giants Manchester United are longtime admirers of Atletico Madrid striker Joao Felix. The Red Devils have been interested in him since his time at Benfica.
The youngster was very impressive at Benfica and had attracted a lot of attention after his breakthrough 2018 season. He scored 15 goals and provided 7 assists in 26 appearances for the club.
Atletico Madrid bought it from Benfica in 2019 for £ 113million. At the time, it was the fifth most expensive new signing in football history. But his time at Atletico Madrid was far from impressive. The star striker has reportedly even fallen out of favor with club manager Diego Simeone after being angry about his move to Real Madrid in late 2020.
Felix made 31 The league Appearances for the club last season, but only started in 14 games. He was mainly used as a replacement by Diego Simeone. The frustrated Portugal international made only 39 appearances in all competitions for Atletico Madrid last season.
Manchester United offer rejected:
According to reports from Spain, Atletico Madrid recently turned down a very good offer from Manchester United concerning young and talented striker Joao Felix.
Manchester United wanted to add Joao Felix to their squad but they failed. Barcelona are also interested in the youngster. Barcelona have made many attempts in the past to lure the Portuguese to Camp Nou but failed.
Recently, Barcelona contacted their rivals Athletico Madrid for a direct swap deal. The Catalan club offered Antoine Griezmann in exchange for Joao Felix. But the Madrid club quickly rejected the deal.
Joao Felix is inviolable:
The La Liga giants affirmed that Joao Felix is inviolable and no interest or bid can lure him away from his current club.
Manchester City are reportedly considering a move from Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix. (Fichajes)
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The message to the Red Devils and the Catalan club was that Atletico Madrid management was not interested in hearing about offers for their young star.
Even if Joao Felix has had turbulent times with the coach under the current circumstances, the club still wants to keep him. Atletico Madrid sees him as a long-term prospect and also as a future star of the club.
Although the player has been really poor for quite some time, both at Atletico Madrid and for his national team Portugal. He was really wrong at EM 2020 too. He’s barely had a good season lately, but now it’s time for him to pick up his form and show the real quality in himself.
But Felix will miss the La Liga opening games due to an ankle injury. What he suffered at EM 2020 turned out to be worse after the scan results were published. Felix tries to recover quickly and start the new season fresh.