Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur face a significant roadblock within the pursuit to signal Joao Felix this summer time. The north London rivals have been alerted to the supply of the 22-year-old, with Diego Simeone having reportedly modified his stance on the Atletico Madrid star.
Felix was thought of untouchable by the Spanish giants earlier this season, however the Argentinian appears to have had second ideas. And, with each Mikel Arteta and Antonio Conte available in the market to bolster their respective frontlines, the Portugal worldwide has emerged as an thrilling possibility.
In line with BarcaTimesthe teenager is now not thought of ‘non-transferable’ by Simeone and the Felix’s agent is involved with quite a lot of golf equipment – one among whom is claimed to be Paris Saint-Germain. His departure ‘is not dominated out’, and may an acceptable provide arrive, Atletico may not stand in his means by way of the exit door.
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Nevertheless, whereas Atletico could finally sanction a transfer to the Premier League for Felix, the Portuguese ahead would not appear so eager, handing Arsenal and Spurs an enormous blow of their efforts. In an interview with Spanish outlet Marca, Felix defined how his dream is to play for Europe’s largest golf equipment – particularly in Spain.
“My dream has all the time been to play for the most important golf equipment in Europe,” he mentioned. “Spain or England? I would like to play in Spain.”
Felix was closely linked with a transfer to White Hart Lane in 2019 previous to securing an eye-watering £114million transfer to Atletico, the place he grew to become the world’s fourth most costly participant behind Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Philippe Coutinho. And, simply days after penning a deal on the Wanda Metropolitano, he was requested whether or not a transfer to Tottenham may very well be on the playing cards sooner or later. He replied: “I do not know, perhaps at some point.”
The Portuguese ahead can be a much-welcome addition to the Premier League, arming any aspect with aptitude, artistic instinct and a very good potential to carry followers from their seats. And, at simply 22, Felix is ready for anyone to unlock his world-leading potential.
So, Atletico may demand as a lot as £103.7million for the striker, in keeping with CIES Football Observatory, although it’d nonetheless be a major loss on their preliminary funding. To that finish, the Express are reporting that the Spurs could also be prepared to incorporate Giovani Lo Celso, who loved a powerful mortgage spell at Villarreal final season, as a part of any deal involving Felix.
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