Fabrizio Romano has given an update on the possible destination for Manchester United target Joao Felix.
The Times has reported that the Red Devils have an interest in the Atletico Madrid star, but more recent claims had suggested United were not at the front of the queue in their pursuit of the player.
Felix made the move to the Spanish capital back in 2019 from Benfica, with Atletico paying a whopping £113m for his services.
Speaking on his YouTube channel, Romano claims that Arsenal and Manchester United have ‘had conversations’ with Felix’s agent, Jorge Mendes, while the ‘most likely destination’ for Felix is a move to the Premier League.
He stated: “So it’s Arsenal, Manchester United – all these clubs had conversations with Jorge Mendes. Let’s see who will decide to speak also to Atletico Madrid, to make a proposal.
“We wait to see what’s next for Joao Felix, but [the] Premier League is the most likely destination for the Portuguese player, waiting to understand what kind of conditions Atletico Madrid will accept for the Portuguese star.”
TIF Thoughts on Romano’s comments…
There’s still a way to go as the transfer window hasn’t opened yet, but the fact Joao Felix appears to be heading towards England is a positive for United.
Felix hasn’t lived up to his whopping price tag since joining Atletico, as he’s only found the back of the net on 24 occasions in three and a half La Liga seasons. In addition, his overall tally leaves a lot to be desired, as the Portuguese player has 51 goal contributions in 129 appearances for the Spanish side across all competitions.
We think Man United should look at the possibility of bringing in the 23-year-old on loan as there’s no doubt there’s a player in there – his best season came for Benfica where he racked up 24 goal contributions in the 2018/19 Liga NOS campaign.
A loan spell from January onwards would give Man United time to see if Felix fits into their system, and that way if it doesn’t work out, they won’t have spent a large fee on him. However, they may not get him at all based on Romano’s recent comments.