Joao Felix rejected a mortgage transfer to Manchester United this summer time, in response to a report from Spain.
Mundo Deportivo, a Spanish sports activities outlet, contend Outdated Trafford officers have been “considering acquiring” Felix on mortgage from Atletico Madrid. Felix rejected this supply in favour of his long-standing need to affix Barcelona.
The report by Mundo Deportivo describes the transfer as a “dream” for the Portuguese ahead who reportedly accepted considerably diminished monetary phrases to make sure the transfer to the Spanish giants.
Stories in the direction of the top of the lately closed switch window indicated United have been eager to herald a ahead on mortgage to switch Mason Greenwood.
Greenwood joined Getafe on mortgage on the ultimate day of the window leaving United with Rasmus Højlund and the undependable Anthony Martial because the membership’s solely recognised strikers.
Erik ten Hag is believed to have needed reinforcements up entrance to minimize the burden on Højlund as United’s most important man by the center given the Dane’s relative inexperience.
Outdated Trafford officers appear to have landed on Felix as a possible choice to fill this void. United had beforehand been linked with the ahead within the January switch window final season.
An identical mortgage deal was proposed as Ten Hag sought to strengthen his ahead line following the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho’s sabbatical and Martial’s persistent harm points.
The financials of a deal ultimately proved an excessive amount of for a cash-strapped United to cowl and Felix as an alternative joined Chelsea.
The Portuguese’s time in London was not significantly profitable however it’s tough to evaluate a person’s high quality when positioned in a collective as chaotic and dysfunctional as Chelsea final season.
Felix’s high quality on the ball is unquestioned and he seems to have improved his work charge beneath the strict watch of Diego Simeone.
Doubts stay about his productiveness in addition to his finest place; a 9.5 feeling the very best description of the ahead. He lacks the scientific contact to be an undisputed quantity 9 nor the artistic productiveness to be a ten.
It’s an indictment on United’s present ahead line that Felix would most likely nonetheless have been a big improve for Ten Hag in any place.