Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain have become the latest elite club to enter the race for Atletico Madrid attacker Joao Felix.
It recently emerged that Felix was no longer on good terms with Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone and was actively looking to leave the club in early January.
Felix is also unhappy with his reduced role in the team, where he has mostly been deployed off the bench as an impact substitute.
Manchester United are said to be one of the interested parties in Felix, who moved to Spain from Benfica in a mega deal worth €126m in 2019.
According to Spanish outlet, Registrajes Futbol, United will compete for Felix’s signature with PSG, who are in contact with the player’s super-agent, Jorge Mendes.
Transfers reports: “His agent Jorge Mendes is in permanent contact with several top-tier squads. The latest to appear on the scene is Paris Saint Germain. Mendes is in talks with Paris Saint Germain to deal with a possible landing of the player.
“One of the teams that has positioned itself in the race is FC Barcelona, a regular destination for some Atlético de Madrid players and whose main handicap is their delicate economic situation in order to undertake the signing”.
“In any case, Atlético de Madrid will not facilitate such an exit. And it is that the rojiblancos, who paid around 126 million euros to Benfica for his signing, claim no less than 130 million”.
United are unlikely to reach Real Madrid’s €130m price tag.
Despite being a generational talent, there are other priority areas for the Red Devils who seem to have deviated from their usual habit of signing big-name players, sometimes at the expense of the manager’s wants and needs.
A forward, a right back, a goalkeeper and another midfielder are the most urgent requirements at Old Trafford.
Felix can function as an impromptu number nine, but he is not a specialist in the position. United Matchday Magazine – Stay on top of all things red! Take a seat for the Aston Villa game and join the debate on United’s hottest topics!
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