Erik ten Hag, the manager of the Red Devils, has disclosed in a variety of interviews that the team is aiming to acquire a new striker during the upcoming transfer window.
The club most recently tried and failed to add Cody Gakpo to their lineup, but according to Marca, they are now in the driver’s seat to acquire Felix ahead of Arsenal.
The Spanish news outlet claims that the Red Devils are the “primary candidates” for the Portuguese player and that they are in the “best position” to get his services when the new year starts. The news publication also states that the Red Devils are the “principal candidates” for the Portuguese player.
Jorge Mendes, who represents Felix, has already started talking to United about a possible transfer during the winter. These talks are scheduled to continue.
Felix scored both goals for Atletico Madrid last night in their 2-0 victory over Elche. After the game, manager Diego Simeone would not rule out the potential that Felix will leave the club within the next month, despite the fact that Felix was the player who scored both goals.
It is fairly obvious that the player has had some sort of argument with the Argentine, and it is entirely possible that the player will depart Atletico in order to play for another team during the winter transfer window.
There is talk that Atletico would contemplate offering Felix for sale on loan rather than attempting to sell him permanently in the month of January, and this has sparked some conjecture. Atletico Madrid has placed a permanent sale of Felix on the market with a price tag of 88 million pounds.
If his current earnings of around £248,000 per week are paid in full during the time of the loan, the Spanish organization is willing to take an amount of nearly £8 million as collateral for a loan that is for a duration of six months.
The total cost of the loan agreement could come to fourteen million pounds, which is a sum that Manchester United should have no trouble affording given that they have saved sixteen million pounds in wages since releasing Cristiano Ronaldo a month ago. The total cost of the loan agreement could come to fourteen million pounds.
United should have an advantage over Arsenal because of their fruitful working relationship with Mendes. This should provide them a competitive edge in the matchup. They are of the opinion that putting Felix on loan is the most effective way to evaluate whether or not he possesses the skills necessary to be successful in the Premier League.
This year, Felix’s performance has not been up to his usual standard, and one of the reasons for that is that he has not been given sufficient amount of regular playing time. In 884 minutes of action for Atletico, he has assisted in the creation of eight distinct possibilities for the team to score goals.