Portuges superstar, Joao Felix has been heavily linked with a transfer to the Premier League in the past, with Arsenal and Manchester United still regarded as potential destinations for the forward
Arsenal will have the edge over Manchester United if it comes to a bidding battle between the two clubs for Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix, according to reports in Spain.
That is despite the fact the Red Devils are believed to have more financial firepower to focus towards a player who cost an enormous £113million just over three years ago. Atletico stumped up the eye-watering nine-figure sum to sign Felix, 22, from Benfica in 2019 but he has not lived up to the enormous expectations placed on him.
His apparent unhappiness with life at Atletico has prompted a fresh wave of speculation regarding his future at the Wanda Metropolitano. Fichajes claims Felix could leave the Spanish capital and picked out Arsenal and United as two standout destinations for the player, who is no stranger to being linked with a move to the Premier League.
The Atletico Madrid elimination from European competitions in early stage could make Joao Felix’s departure faster. Arsenal could get him in january.
The report notes the Gunners are in the market for another attacker and their brilliant start to the season makes them attractive option for Felix and his posse. Emirates staff are said to be ready to make space for the Portugal international, while Mikel Arteta offers the chance to play a style of football more suited to Felix than the one he is accustomed to under Simeone.
However, Arsenal are not believed to be able to table a huge offer for Felix. This is where United come in, as they have enormous financial muscle and could put that towards a player they reportedly targeted during the summer.