In the pre-season with Atlético Madrid after a lackluster stint with Chelsea – the club he was loaned to in the last semester – João Félix met with club officials to express his interest in leaving the Spanish club this summer.
According to reports from the European press, the forward desires to join PSG and work under new coach Luis Enrique. The coach is said to have recommended the Portuguese star to Parisian officials as a reinforcement for this transfer window.
Atlético Madrid would be willing to release the 23-year-old player for €90 million, a lower value than what they paid for his acquisition four years ago. In 2019, the Spanish capital club spent around €120 million to bring him from Benfica.
During his loan spell at Chelsea last season, João Félix played 20 matches, scoring only four goals and providing no assists. Chelsea ended the season without any titles and finished 12th in the Premier League, missing out on European competitions.
Manchester United joins the race for his signing
According to information revealed by the ABC newspaper, Manchester United aims to outbid PSG for the signing of a star player. The player who could spark a battle between the two teams is the forward João Félix.
In recent weeks, Manchester United’s management has been actively working on strengthening their squad for the upcoming season. The club has already secured the signing of Mason Mount and shows no signs of stopping. Identifying areas that still lack options, the club has identified their attack as the most concerning sector.
To enhance the quality of their offensive line, the club plans to outbid PSG and acquire a global star player. In the coming weeks, the Portuguese midfielder is expected to determine his future, and one thing is certain: he will be leaving Atlético Madrid, where he has a strained relationship with coach Diego Simeone.