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Man Utd considering move for £113m forward - he has the same agent as Cristiano Ronaldo

Brad Cox

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Man Utd considering move for £113m forward - he has the same agent as Cristiano Ronaldo

Manchester United could look to put in a bid for Atletico Madrid's Joao Felix in the coming weeks according to reports coming from Spain.

Cadena SER has reported that Felix is 'back on the minds' of those at United and the negotiations could be made simpler due to Cristiano Ronaldo and Felix sharing the same agent, Jorge Mendes.

Felix scored against United in the Champions League knockout stages last season and has been described as "unbelievable" by former teammate Kieran Trippier.

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How much would Felix cost?

According to Spanish outlet AS, via Sport Witness, United had a bid of £113million rejected by Atleti in the summer.

The report states that United were enquiring about Felix when they were in the Spanish capital negotiating with Real Madrid for the Brazilian midfielder Casemiro.

The Portuguese forward signed for Atleti in 2019 for £113million which is the fourth-most expensive transfer fee in the world.

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(Image via: Alamy)
(Image via: Alamy)

One thing that will certainly appeal to Erik ten Hag is that Felix can play down the middle, as a false-nine or out on the wing. He has played in a variety of positions under Diego Simeone.

According to Florian Plettenberg from Sky Germany, Ronaldo is expected to leave United in the January window.

Plettenberg said on Twitter: "X News #Ronaldo: Within the club they expect him to leave #MUFC in winter. Bosses want to strengthen Ten Hag & want to ensure tranquillity.

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"The search for successors is already underway (Choupo-Moting and others). A return to #SportingCP should be an option."

Ronaldo's wantaway attitude has been on show for the majority of the season, with Ten Hag having to banish the striker from the squad last month when he refused to come on as substitute against Tottenham Hotspur.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo, Joao Felix, Atletico Madrid, Transfers

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