João is one of the alternatives to Sancho contemplated by United

João Félix (20 years old) is going to start his second season at Atlético. Portuguese He arrived last summer from Benfica as the most expensive signing in the history of the rojiblanca (127 million euros). He came with the difficult mission of make Griezmann forget after his departure to Barcelona And, although it left sparkles, it did not fully meet the expectations it had generated. In his first year under Simeone played 36 games among all competitions, in which scored nine goals (being the second top scorer of the team after Morata) and gave three assists.

However, that has not stopped some clubs value what João can contribute and want to get his services. One of them is the Manchester United, which according to the media ‘Daily Star’ he has the Atlético player on his agenda. His main target is the Englishman of Borussia Dortmund, Jadon Sancho, but the inflexibility of the Germans make Mancunians are considering other options to reinforce its staff. To do this, they have developed a list in which three names stand out: Bale (Real Madrid), Douglas Costa (Juventus) and João.

It is not the first time that the Portuguese has been related to the ‘red devils’, since in April the alleged interest of the Solskjaer in recruiting the Portuguese came to light. To achieve the goal of luring João to Old Trafford, United hope to have an ally: Jorge Mendes. The player representative was already an important part in the arrival of Bruno Fernandes to Manchester in January and They want me to mediate with the mattresses and with the player so that the Portuguese can pack his bags for England. But it will not be easy, since the footballer has a contract until 2026 and a termination clause of 300 million euros and the rojiblancos count on him for this course.

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João's youth and the fact that it is considered that he has had to go through a period of adaptation to a different (and more powerful) league mean that the club is optimistic for the second season of the Portuguese at the Wanda Metropolitano. There are precedents that contribute to this positive idea, such as the fact that João improved Agüero's numbers in his first year as rojiblanco. This campaign the idea, a priori, of Simeone is that form a pair in attack with the center forward of the team, which will allow you better exploit their qualities than in the band, where he played in some stretches during the past season.