Manchester United and Chelsea have been presented with a Joao Felix transfer opportunity as Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is reportedly not targeting the ace this summer. The striker has scored 29 goals in 110 games for Atletico Madrid because the Spanish giants shelled out £113million to prise him away from Benfica in 2019.
City’s hopes of successfully defending their Premier League title next season got an enormous boost earlier this summer after they accomplished the signing of blockbuster striker Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund. However the Residents have still been linked with Felix, who was tipped to develop into among the finest players on the planet when he initially moved to Spain.
Felix, who still has 4 years remaining on his current deal, bagged eight goals and 4 assists in 24 La Liga matches last season but was only capable of help his team to a third-place finish. His Atletico boss Diego Simeone is considered open to selling him this summer. But, based on Jonas Hen Shrag, Guardiola is not possible to attempt to sign the 22-year-old even when some Residents players depart the Etihad Stadium.
City forwards Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling have each been heavily backed to maneuver on throughout the current transfer window. But Guardiola clearly feels Felix isn’t the suitable man to switch them.
READ MORE: Man Utd ‘rejected’ by Christian Eriksen as Dane identifies two preferred destinations
Chelsea, meanwhile, could do with a latest frontman after they allowed Romelu Lukaku to return to Inter Milan on loan after only one season back at Stamford Bridge. Blues boss Thomas Tuchel has already hinted that he’ll look to usher in latest attacking players this summer – and Felix could well fit the bill.
The Portugal international, who can be on Tottenham’s radar and has reportedly been slapped with a price tag of £103.7m, has bags of talent and an actual eye for goal. And he might be a giant hit within the Premier League if he did secure a move this summer.
Express Sport giveaway – win a 55″ OLED LG TV here