Man United handed major boost in pursuit of Joao Felix with Atletico Madrid set to listen to off英超直播ers | Daily Mail Online
Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United have been handed a major boost in their pursuit of Felix
It’s a disappointing return for the forward who became the fourth most expensive transfer in history after his move to the Metropolitano Stadium.
It has also been previously reported by Portuguese paper A Bola that Felix had ‘lost patience’ with Simeone’ after he was asked three times to warm-up in Madrid’s 0-0 loss against Club Brugge without being brought on last month.
Simeone’s relationship with his starlet forward has been describes as ‘irreparable’, and the player could try and secure a move as soon as ‘January.’
The Portugal international has scored 31 goals in 127 appearances in three seasons for Atletico
Things came to a head when Simeone failed to bring Felix on after having him warm up
Across his three full seasons at Atletico – plus the start to the current campaign – Felix ha 英超直播 s recorded just 31 goals from 127 appearances.
United have already shown interest in Felix on a number of occasions and no doubt Erik ten Hag’s will go back in for him when the window opens.
The Portugal international now finds himself out of favour at Atletico NBA直播 , having only made 16 appearances so far this season, spending most of the last few weeks on the substitutes bench.
The 22-year-old joined Diego Simeone’s side for a club-record fee of £114million from Benfica in 2019 but has struggled to live up the high expectations set for 足球直播 him.
Felix has always been considered as a key part of the squad for the long-term future, but patience appears to be running thin.
Given Atletico have already crashed out of the Champions League and are currently trailing well behind in the LaLiga title race, it could make finance sense for them to cash in on the youngster.
That appeared to be the latest incident in a series of spats between the pair though, as the paper also reports that Felix fell out with the manager in 2021 after being picked when injured, a situation a medical expert linked to Atletico called ‘bullying.’
The 22-year-old has fallen out of favour with Atletico boss Diego Simeone (pictured) this term
Manchester United have been handed a major boost in their pursuit of Joao Felix with Atletico Madrid reportedly set to listen to offers in January.
Atletico Madrid are reportedly ready to listen to offers on club record signing Joao Felix
The LaLiga side are now said to be willing to listen to offers on Felix in the January transfer window, according to Spanish newspaper outlet Cadena SER.