Atletico Madrid striker Joao Felix has opened up about his situation. The Portugal international bounced back from the interest of Manchester United, who were willing to part with a huge sum during the last summer transfer window.
Contracted until 2026
A Premier League club wanted to break the bank in favor of Joao Felix. In search of a new striker, Manchester United wanted to secure the services of the Atletico Madrid striker during the summer transfer window. The Red Devils have said they are ready to give Colchoneros a €135m check for the 22-year-old Portugal international. Trouble for the English club, Madrid president Miguel Angel Gil Marin has not responded positively to this big proposal sent by Manchester United to the former member of Benfica Lisbon.
Zero goals this season
Atletico Madrid, led by Diego Simeone, did not consider selling the Viseu compatriot, who was recruited in the summer of 2019 by the 2021 champions for 127.20 million euros and currently under contract until June 2026. What does the main interested party think? In an interview with the newspaper Brand, Joao Felix kicked Manchester United rumor. Citizen Cristiano Ronaldo explains that he was not aware of this greed. “Nothing has come to me, these are chiefs’ things. Here I am.”
Since joining Wanda Metropolitano, Joao Felix has scored 29 goals in 117 matches in all competitions, including 21 goals in 87 La Liga matches. This season, with the exception of three assists during the first day of the Spanish League in Getafe (3-0), the Luzetani international player (22 caps, 3 goals) has not scored so far. On Saturday, marking the win over Celta Vigo (4-1, day five of La Liga), Joao Felix came in just an hour later in place of Angel Correa, who lined up at the attacking end alongside Alvaro Morata.