After spending some time in the academy of OS Pestinhas, Porto and Padroense, Joao Felix joined the academy of Benfica.
After graduating from Benfica academy, he was promoted to the reserve team of the club. Felix then quickly impressed Benfica management and was promoted to the senior side. In his only season with the club, Felix has won a Primeira Liga title with the Portuguese side.
Finally, the winger joined Spanish giants Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2019 for a whooping fee of €126 million. The Atletico Madrid winger has already represented Portugal on the international stage. He was a part of the Portuguese team that won the inaugural UEFA Nations League title.
Manchester United Can Take Advantage of the Joao Felix Situation
Joao Felix came to Atletico Madrid with a lot of expectations. In his second season with the club, the winger won the la Liga title. So far he has scored 31 goals and provided 18 assists in 127 appearances for the Spanish club. This is far from what was expected from him.
Throughout the last summer, manchester United chased the winger. But Atletico Madrid were not interested back then. But now the situation has changed a lot. With Atleti transfer listing Felix, United can look to sign the winger in the upcoming winter window.
They however will have to fight against a lot of big clubs for the winger. One of the known names who are very interested in the winger is FC Barcelona. The Spanish side has reportedly monitored the winger for a long time.
But with Barcelona’s recent financial struggles, United surely have the upper hand in this transfer. If they can actually sign him and pair him up with Antony and Rashford, their forward line can become one of the best in Europe.
Now before the January window, Joao Felix is going to be a part of the Portuguese squad in Qatar World Cup 2022. He is expected to be a starter in the Portuguese team. Any good performance in the tournament will rise his value.
Decent Start for the Red Devils
Manchester United have got a decent start to their season. Erik ten Hag’s side qualified for the knockouts of the Europa League by being second in the group. The Reds Devils are currently at the fifth position in EPL with twenty-three points.
They will face Aston Villa in their next match.