Manchester United target Atletico Madrid star Joao Felix

Manchester United has taken the initiative to reach out to Atletico Madrid as they explore the possibility of acquiring Joao Felix.

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The Portuguese forward made a highly publicized move to Atletico Madrid on July 3, 2019, signing a lengthy seven-year contract for a colossal transfer fee of €126 million (£113 million). This significant amount not only ranks as the fourth-highest ever paid in the history of football but also represents the second-highest fee ever paid for a teenager, with only Kylian Mbappe surpassing the record.

During his stint at Atletico Madrid, Felix exhibited his remarkable talents in 131 appearances, contributing with 34 goals and 18 assists. His performances also earned him opportunities to represent the Portuguese national team, featuring in 31 matches and netting 5 goals.

According to the latest market valuations by, Felix’s current worth stands at an impressive €50 million.

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Nevertheless, Felix’s recent loan spell at Chelsea in the second half of the previous season failed to leave a lasting impact. Despite this, he managed to find the back of the net against Manchester United in a Premier League encounter, showcasing his prowess. Furthermore, he had previously scored against the Red Devils while playing for Atletico Madrid.

ABC, a reputable Spanish publication, reports that Manchester United is carefully evaluating the 23-year-old forward as a potential target for the summer transfer window. Given their limited striking options, with Anthony Martial as the primary choice, United is also considering Rasmus Hojlund from Atalanta to strengthen 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 circumstance could present an enticing opportunity for Manchester United to secure the services of the exceptionally talented forward at a more reasonable price.

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Enzo Cattaneo

Naples-born Enzo Cattaneo has spent more than a decade living in Madrid and writing about Spanish football, German football and the Premier League for various Spanish football websites and now he writes about World football for World Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers and rumours pretty much nonstop since the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea.

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