Atletico Madrid rejects a $135 million bid from Manchester United for Joao Felix
To be competitive in the 2022–23 Premier League season, Manchester United has to acquire fresh players immediately. Despite their best efforts, Atletico Madrid turned down a $135 million offer for one of their top prospects. Unfortunately, this summer has been another summer of failure for Manchester United. Manchester United made a sizable offer to Atletico Madrid in order to get one of the best young players in the world, but the Colchoneros turned them down. After receiving a $135 million offer from the English squad, the Spanish club firmly said that they would not trade their future star.
Man Utd has not had a great summer. Despite hiring Erik ten Hag, the team has struggled to find success in the Premier League. The Dutch coach is still trying to figure out his best starting lineup, but the players appear to be uneasy due to the constant scrutiny. Manchester United is looking to make a splash in the next 2022 summer transfer window. At this time, the English club has contacted Atletico Madrid in an effort to get one of the best young players on the globe. The Colchoneros rejected the high offer because they believe their player has the potential to become an even bigger star in the near future.
According to Marca, Manchester United tried to purchase Joao Felix from Atletico Madrid for $135 million, but the Spanish club reportedly turned down the offer immediately. Atletico Madrid paid Benfica $127.2 million in the summer of 2019 to acquire Joao. The Colchoneros were not interested in hearing any proposals for their future this summer, and they turned down Manchester United and Bayern Munich.
After turning down the lucrative offer, Atletico Madrid’s official Twitter account posted a photo of Joao Felix alongside the caption “Priceless.” According to Marca, the club’s president, Miguel Angel Gil Marin, has made it plain that the Portuguese striker’s $350 million release clause will be enforced. The fallout from this rejection could be significant for both groups. Atletico Madrid reportedly offered Alvaro Morata and Antoine Griezmann to Manchester United in exchange for Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the greatest strikers of all time. But if CR7 leaves, the Red Devils won’t even talk about a transfer, which makes it harder for them to sign Joao Felix as a big-name replacement.