‘Nothing came to me’: Joao Felix says he was unaware of any interest from Manchester United this summer after reports claimed Atletico Madrid turned down a huge £110MILLION bid from the Premier League giants
- Atletico Madrid star Joao Felix admits he did not know about Man United bid
- Red Devils reportedly bid £110million for the Portuguese attacker in the summer
- Felix is now focused on becoming a leader at Atletico for his teammates
- Erik ten Hag’s side eventually signed Ajax attacker Antony instead of Felix
Manchester United transfer target Joao Felix has revealed that he was not made aware of any interest in him during the summer.
The Portuguese attacker was reportedly subject to a failed approach from the Red Devils during the transfer window, with a bid of £110million being mooted in the media.
However, Felix has suggested that he just focused on being a leader at LaLiga side Atletico Madrid.
Atletico Madrid attacker Joao Felix admits ‘nothing came’ to him about a move to Man United
He told Marca when asked about a move to the Red Devils: ‘Nothing came to me.
‘The presidents deal with these things. I’m here.
‘I have the feeling that I have to do everything to help the club and the team. I try to prove that and if my colleagues see me as a leader, the better. This way we are more connected and we will enjoy much more.’
Felix has had a mixed time in Spain since his big-money transfer from Benfica, having taken time to adapt to manager Diego Simone’s tactics.
Erik ten Hag wanted to add more firepower to his team during the summer with Felix a target
He has scored 29 goals and assisted 18 more in his 116 appearances in all competitions for the side during his three years at the club.
The attacker is yet to score in LaLiga this season for the Metropolitano Stadium team but he has provided three assists.
Atletico have not enjoyed the best start to their LaLiga campaign as they currently sit seventh in the table, five points behind cross-city rivals Real Madrid.
Felix has been unable to help his Atletico side avoid their poor start to the LaLiga season
However, they did win their Champions League group stage opener against Porto in dramatic fashion as all three goals in the 2-1 win came after the 90th minute.
Erik ten Hag’s side ultimately ended up signing Ajax winger Antony for £85.5m on transfer deadline day.
The Brazilian scored on his Old Trafford debut against Arsenal to help his new team to a 3-1 win, handing the Gunners their first defeat in the Premier League this season in the process.
Felix alternative Antony scored on his Old Trafford debut after completing an £85.5m switch
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