Atletico Madrid reject United’s €130m offer for Joao Felix

by Oviri Kelvin, Sports Editor, Abuja

Atletico Madrid bluntly rejected Manchester United’s offer for Joao Felix which could have made the him the most expensive player in the club’s history.

According to the AS newspaper and confirmed from sources in the Spanish club, Manchester United signified interest in Felix alongside Real Madrid’s Casemiro.

While the club is yet to get greenlight from Los Blancos for Casemiro, Colchoneros told them their prized asset Felix is not for sale at any price despite the Glazers family allegedly tendered a whooping sum of €130m for the forward.

Manchester United are not finding it easy in the Premier League as coach Erik ten Hag continues to insist on new signing to propel the club towards challenging for silverware this season.

Following the Dutch gaffer’s insistence on new signings and the poor results recorded to see the club wallow at the bottom of the Premier League table, including a 4-0 battering from Brentford, the Glazer family are eager the meet the demand of Ten Hag by doling out crazy offers in the summer market.

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However, despite Manchester United being determined to upset the range of concluded summer transfer deals this season, Colchoneros are adamant to concede to the deal.

Reportedly, Colchoneros claimed that Felix is a player for the present and the future which they are unwilling to sell, with a €350m clause included in the Portuguese’s contract.

Felix, as it stands, does not have an input in the negotiations with the aforementioned clause an inertia that must be overcome before he can decide to embrace a new challenge in another club.

Moreover, Atletico signed Joan Felix for €127m from Benfica in 2019 to become their most expensive signing in the history of the club.

Comparatively, the Red Devils’ offer of about €130m for the 22-year-old though surpasses Colchoneros’, his wages over the years would make the deal unprofitable for the Spanish club.

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