Before Manchester United bought Antony, there was speculation that the Red Devils had made a big bid for Joao Felix.
Since his time at Benfica, the Atlético Madrid star has been linked with a move to England, but he chose to stay in Spain as the next step in his career.
It’s paid off, as he’s shone under Diego Simeone for the majority of his time there, but the 22-year-role old’s has shifted this season.
He’s only started three of the previous four La Liga games for Atlético, which has fueled speculation that he’ll leave in January.
Fichajes.net in Spain examines where he could finish up in the upcoming transfer window, and of course, Manchester United is mentioned as a possible destination.
They say that Erik ten Hag’s side needs ‘fresh blood in their roster, that Félix might be an option if Cristiano Ronaldo’really ends up leaving next January,’ with the club being able to pull it done ‘without any issue.’
In this scenario, the ‘one disadvantage’ for the young Portuguese star is that Manchester United is not in the Champions League, which ‘the player would prefer to continue doing.’
However, as the report points out, there’s a risk he won’t be able to compete for much longer if he stays at Atlético, who are presently third in their group after four games, trailing Club Brugge and Porto.