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Manchester United eyeing January move for £63m-rated Atletico star

Joao Felix at Atletico Madrid
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Joao Felix has attracted interest from Man United, who are planning to sign him this winter.

Manchester United prepare to spend their first transfer window under their newly-appointed boss Ralf Rangnick. Several sources have claimed the Red Devils boss will have a £100m budget to work with. A figure which will provide the former Leipzig manager with great opportunities in the upcoming window.

The club have signed the German manager as their interim coach until the end of the season. However, they reportedly plan to continue working with him in a sports management role later on.

The club are reportedly eying a blockbuster move for Erling Haaland in the next summer. However, they might finalize a shock move before that.

According to AS, Man United are eyeing a move for Joao Felix. The Spanish source claims the Red Devils will make a bid for the midfielder this winter.

However, Man United might face fierce competition from several clubs in the race to sign the 22-year-old. Liverpool, Arsenal and Newcastle United are also plotting to sign Felix. However, United’s huge winter budget might give them an advantage in case of a bidding war.

Following an incredible 2018-19 campaign, Felix moved to Atletico Madrid from Benfica in July 2019. Despite showing glimpses of his best form, the Portuguese star has not managed to fulfil expectations at Wanda Metropolitano.

Felix has struggled to retain his place in Atletico’s lineup this season, getting significantly less game time than before. The Golden Boy award winner must now decide whether he wants to keep fighting for his place at Atletico.