I want to play for man united – Manchester United named favourites to sign Atletico Madrid star as he makes final decision amid strong PSG links
Man United and PSG have been named as the favorites to sign Joao Felix from Atletico Madrid.
Felix joined Real Madrid from Benfica in 2019 for well over £100 million, making him the most expensive player in Spain, but it seems like his time in Madrid is coming to an end.
Atletico Madrid CEO Miguel Angel Gil said the attacker wants to leave the team earlier this month when asked about his future at the club.
“He is the biggest investment the club has ever made and I think he is at the highest level in the world in terms of talent,” Gil told Spanish television TVE (as quoted by the Daily Mail).
“But for reasons that are not worth going into now – the relationship with the coach, the number of minutes he is playing, his motivation – the reasonable thing is that if there is an offer that is good for the player and the club, that we at least analyse it.
“I would love him to continue, but that is not the player’s idea.”
Erik Ten Hag’s Red Devils have been given the best chance to sign the exceptional 23-year-old, despite the fact that the competition is still open in terms of final destinations.
According to a recent article by AS, who evaluated the attacker’s alternatives, the Red Devils and PSG are the two most likely places for the former Benfica hitman to end up.
United have stated they will hunt for a new striker in the January transfer market after deciding to end Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract.
Speaking to the club’s official website on Saturday, Ten Hag said, when asked if he wants a new forward, said: “Yes but only when we find the right player.
“We do everything that is in our power, so I do research on every opportunity that comes. We do everything we can if that opportunity will be there.”