Man Utd ‘hold talks’ with Jorge Mendes over £110m Atletico star Joao Felix
The playmaker’s first season at Atletico Madrid has not gone as well as hoped due to injuries, but that has not stopped Manchester United sounding out Felix’s agent Jorge Mendes
Manchester United have been handed the opportunity to sign Atletico Madrid talisman Joao Felix this summer – just a year after the La Liga side paid £110m to sign him from Benfica.
Felix has netted six goals in 24 appearances under Diego Simeone this campaign after various muscle injuries disrupted his first season in the Spanish capital.
But United believe he could follow in Cristiano Ronaldo’s footsteps and move to Old Trafford where he would team up with fellow Portuguese star Bruno Fernandes.
Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is in the market for an attacking midfielder to add to his squad in the upcoming summer transfer window.
But Felix arguably has a talent higher ceiling than both Englishman, and the fact that he has the same agent as Ronaldo in Jorge Mendes would grease the wheels of any move
According to Le 10 Sport, the Premier League giants have now established contact with Felix’s intermediaries, including the super agent after internal discussions.
Despite struggling in his first campaign at the Wanda Metropolitana, Felix appears to be content with life with Los Colchoneros.
“It is a dream for any player to be able to play in one of the best teams in the world. Atletico is one of them,” he told Benfica TV.
“I had several clubs chasing me but I ended up choosing Atletico because it was the one I liked the most and I think it will give me the best conditions to progress in my career. We work very well together and that is positive.”
The 20-year-old has also been eager to downplay comparisons to his compatriot Ronaldo.
“I just play to have fun,” he said. “You don’t have to think you’re going to be the next Ronaldo or that you’re going to win this or that. You just have to have fun and enjoy the moment to the fullest.”
Felix is under contact until the summer of 2026 after signing a seven-year contract upon his arrival from Benfica.