Man Utd now in contact with Jorge Mendes to sign £240k-a-week star

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According to ABC (page 46), Manchester United is one of the teams interested in signing Atletico Madrid star Joao Felix on a temporary basis this summer.

During the January transfer window, the Red Devils were heavily linked with the Portugal international, but they were hesitant to agree to Atletico’s terms.

Felix subsequently moved to Chelsea on a short-term loan, but he struggled there, scoring just four goals and providing no assists in 20 appearances.

The Blues are not interested in bringing him back, but according to ABC, United, Newcastle, and Aston Villa have gotten in touch with Jorge Mendes, his agent, about possible deals.

They all haven’t approached Atletico about the 23-year-old, but it’s been said that the Spanish club doesn’t want to offload him now that the transfer window has opened.

After the unsuccessful loan stint at Chelsea, his value has plummeted significantly, and Diego Simeone’s team will probably send him out on a season-long loan.

Although Felix is’seduced’ to stay in the Premier League, he would rather play for a Champions League team.

United should refrain from attempting to sign Felix
Felix was acquired by Chelsea from Atletico in January after the club forked over a hefty loan fee of €11 million (£9.4 million) and agreed to pay his £240,000 weekly salary until June 30.

In his first game against Fulham, Felix got off to a good start, but his reckless challenge earned him a straight red card. He displayed hints of his quality upon his return.

Four goals in 20 games, however, did not justify the astronomical £15 million fee paid to Atletico.

He wasn’t immediately re-signed by Blues manager Mauricio Pochettino, and United shouldn’t make a summer approach for his services.

Felix’s temporary departure from Atletico could fetch between £15 and £20 million, with his salary covered.

For a loan deal, the overall cost could range from £25 to £30 million. Erik ten Hag, United’s manager, is simply not going to approve the move given the club’s limited transfer budget.

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