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Joao Felix’s potential and Atletico Madrid stance could help with Manchester United with transfer negotiations

by Ayantan Chowdhury

The biggest problem ailing Manchester United at the moment is their lack of goals this season. At the moment, the Red Devils are the second-lowest scoring team in the top-half of the Premier League.

Those problems have been exacerbated by the acrimonious departure of last season’s top goal-getter Cristiano Ronaldo.

And that has forced Erik ten Hag to publicly admit that his side is short of firepower up top and has asked the club to look into the matter of signing an elite goal-scorer.

Striker search

A lot of names have been linked with a move to Old Trafford since the summer gone by and it might boil down to the question of valuation in the end.

As of now, the likes of Cody Gakpo, Rafael Leao and Goncalo Ramos have seen their valuations soar post their World Cup performances.

There is one more target that has shone at Qatar and he is Atletico Madrid’s Joao Felix. The Portuguese scored once and added another two assists in four games.

It has been a less than remarkable season for the 23-year-old for his club team following a breakdown in communications with manager Diego Simeone.

But despite starting only five times, the Portugal international has registered three goals and the same number of assists this campaign.

United fans will remember him well from his Champions League exploits last season against the Red Devils, scoring one and generally impressing with his link-up play.

Felix, a superstar-in-the-making

While his valuation is also high despite his availability, it must be remembered that Felix was a sought-after star when he had decided to leave Benfica.

At that time, Atletico had to beat off the likes of United to land the prodigiously talented forward.

Another thing going for him is the fact that the La Liga giants are open to a January loan deal before a permanent summer transfer, An arrangement, United would welcome.

His link-up play, creativity and eye for goal remains intact and his versatility makes him an attractive proposition for any club.

However, Felix has never been a prolific striker and that is what United currently need at the moment.

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