English Premiership

Joao Felix in Man United's sights after his value dips

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Joao Felix (Getty Images)
Joao Felix (Getty Images)

Manchester United have reportedly contacted Atletico Madrid regarding a potential move for forward Joao Felix in the off-season.

The Portugal attacker has endured a tough first season since his big summer move to Atletico, with his value now said to have fallen to around £72.9 million, due to the current financial crisis surrounding football - as per Transfermarkt.

United had been prepared to cough-up the €130 million that the LaLiga paid Benfica for the 20-year-old last summer, but it would now appear that the player could be available for a much smaller fee.

Indeed, Spanish daily AS says United have already made 'first contact' with Felix over a potential move to Old Trafford and to gauge whether a move to Old Trafford would be of interest to him.

Felix - who has only scored six goals in 28 appearances for Atletico since his arrival - is yet to convince Diego Simeone of his quality and they would not stand in his way were a big-money bid to land at their feet.

Felix remains a talented player and was watched closely by United before his move last year.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to build a promising side around a number of top young players, as well as Felix's fellow countryman Bruno Fernandes.

Indeed, a report from Le10 Sport on Monday claimed that Solskjaer wanted to pair Felix and Fernandes together in a bid to steer the Red Devils back towards being title contenders.

Furthermore, it's reported talks have already been held between United and Jorge Mendes over a move to Old Trafford, with the super-agent keen to move his client on to the Red Devils.

- TEAMtalk media

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