Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix linked with loan move to Manchester United next summer
Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix, who is on loan at Chelsea, has been linked with a temporary move to Manchester United next summer, according to Relevo.
The Portugal international joined the Blues in January. But he is set to return to Los Rojiblancos at the end of the season. As things stand, the 23-year-old would like to continue his stint at the Stamford Bridge side.
However, the La Liga outfit want €100 million to part ways with the forward on a permanent basis. But while Todd Boehly is keen on him, the West London club’s chief is not willing to meet the Spanish giants’ asking price.
However, Atletico’s demand for the Portuguese is too much for the Old Trafford side and the Magpies as well. Therefore, a loan move back to the Premier League has been mooted.
As things stand, the 23-year-old’s current contract with Los Rojiblancos runs until June 2027. However, the relationship between him and Diego Simeone is fractured and the Argentine head coach does not count on him.
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United’s forward line has counted on Marcus Rashford to find the back of the net on a consistent basis since Erik ten Hag’s arrival. Unfortunately, the academy graduate has hit a dry spell in recent weeks.
Apart from the 25-year-old, none of our other attackers has contributed considerably in the current campaign. Therefore, we could evidently do with another quality player up front.
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Felix showcased his talent at Chelsea and adapted to the Premier League instantly. A loan deal seems wise since we will be able to part ways with the Portuguese if things do not work out. However, will the Old Trafford side pursue the 23-year-old’s signature? Only time will tell.