Manchester United are only prepared to pay half of Atletico Madrid’s €15 million demands for a Joao Felix loan deal in January.
That’s according to a report from The Telegraph who claim that United won’t be stumping up any more than €7.5m for the 23-year-old.
It seems this one has reached an impasse, and it’s highly unlikely that the Portugal international will be joining Erik ten Hag at Old Trafford.
The Spanish club are seemingly just demanding far too much money for a loan deal for Felix.
Manchester United could miss out on Joao Felix
With United only prepared to pay a €7.5mn= loan fee for the Portuguese ace, this one seems like it won’t be happening.
The Portugal international currently earns a whopping £250k-per-week at Atletico, according to Capology.
That will obviously represent a huge problem for United, with Atleti demanding those wages are covered in full by any potential suitors.
Felix joined Atleti from Benfica in 2019 for €120m (£106m). However, despite his obvious talent, he has struggled to establish himself in the Spanish capital.
The Portugal international has bagged just 33 goals and 18 assists in 129 games for the La Liga club. That isn’t a good enough return on the money that Atleti paid to sign him.
However, Felix is an outstanding talent who needs to be utilised properly in the correct system. He has everything needed to go on and become a top-class player.
He seems perfectly suited to United’s fast and furious attacking style. Unfortunately for United and Ten Hag, it appears as Felix will not be joining in January.
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