Man United target Atletico forward Felix

Man United target Atletico forward Felix


Manchester United are keen to recruit wantaway Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix.

Felix, 22, is said to be eager to leave the Spanish capital due to a lack of game time under Atletico boss Diego Simeone.

The Express claim the Portuguese attacker met with agent Jorge Mendes on Thursday night to discuss his future, with United understood to be an interested party.

Liverpool, Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Barcelona are also in the picture and a rumoured release clause of £304million will also be a stumbling block in the Red Devils’ pursuit.

Felix signed a seven-year contract when joining Atletico for £113m in July 2019, but is now keen for a new challenge.

Simeone has benched his diminutive talent for all of the LaLiga club’s last four games, since their 2-1 home defeat to Real Madrid last month, and opted not to bring on Felix in Wednesday’s goalless draw with Club Brugge.

Felix has scored 29 goals in 122 games for Atletico, winning the LaLiga title under Simeone in 2020-21.

United boss Erik ten Hag meanwhile continues to plot an overhaul of his squad, with Felix believed to be a top transfer target.

Italian media report Everton centre-back Yerry Mina could be set for a January move to Inter Milan.

Marca claim Real Madrid are interested in Bayern Munich full-back Alphonso Davies.

Arsenal could be forced to pay £44m for forward Mykhaylo Mudryk should Shakhtar Donetsk progress from their Champions League group, according to Football London.