The youngster was very impressive at Benfica and had caught a lot of attention after his breakthrough season in 2018. He scored 15 goals and provided 7 assists in 26 appearances for the club.
Atletico Madrid had purchased him for £113 million from Benfica in 2019. It was the fifth most expensive signing in football history at that time. But his time at Atletico Madrid has been far from impressive. Star forward has reportedly even fallen out of favour with the club manager Diego Simeone after he was angry at his substitution against Real Madrid in late 2020.
Felix made 31 La Liga appearances for the club last season but only started in 14 matches. He was majorly used as a substitute by Diego Simeone. The frustrated Portuguese International made only 39 appearances in all competition for Atletico Madrid in the last season.
Manchester United Offer Turned Down:
According to reports emerging from Spain, Atletico Madrid recently rejected a very good offer from Manchester United involving the young and talented forward Joao Felix.
Manchester United wanted to add Joao Felix to their squad but they have been failed to do so. Even Barcelona are interested in the youngster. Barcelona have made many attempts in the past to lure the Portuguese to Camp Nou but failed.
Recently Barcelona contacted their rivals Athletico Madrid for a direct swap deal. The Catalan club offered Antoine Griezmann in exchange for Joao Felix. But the Madrid-based club was quick to reject the deal.
Joao Felix Is Untouchable:
The La Liga giants reiterated that Joao Felix is untouchable and no amount of interest or bid can lure him away from his current club.
The message directed at the Red Devils and the Catalan club was that Atletico Madrid’s management not interested in listening to any offers for their young star.
Even though Joao Felix has had turbulent times with the Manager under current circumstances, the club still wants to keep him. Atletico Madrid see him as a long-term prospect and also as the future star of the club.
Although the player has been really poor for quite some time now, even at Atletico Madrid as well as for his national team Portugal. He was really off from in the Euro 2020 tournament as well. He hardly has had a good season lately but it’s time now that he picks up his form and displays the real quality in him.
But Felix will miss out on the starting matches of La Liga due to an ankle injury. Which he suffered in the Euro 2020 tournament, the injury turned out to be worse after the scan results came out. Felix is trying to recover quickly and start fresh for the new season.