Atletico Madrid are reportedly ready to part ways with their club-record signing, setting a €100million asking price for Portuguese forward Joao Felix.
Felix, 23, was purchased from Benfica back in 2019 for a fee of €126m – shattering their transfer record by more than €50m.
He helped Atletico to a LaLiga title in the 2020-21 season, before being named the club’s Player of the Season for the 2021-22 campaign, but he has now fallen out of favour, starting just five of his side’s 14 league games.
Felix has been able to put himself in the shop window during his two starts to begin Portugal’s World Cup group stage, including a goal against Ghana, and now Champions League contenders are expected to come calling in January.
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Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Manchester United have been named the main interested parties by Spanish publication AS.
The report states Felix’s relationship with head coach Diego Simeone has become too strained to continue persisting, and includes a claim that Atletico rejected a €130m offer from United before the season.
With his contract tying him to the club until 2026, there will be no need to settle for an offer deemed unsatisfactory, but AS believes anything approaching that €100m figure – including bonuses – will be enough to get a deal done.
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