Arsenal’s search for a Joao Felix loan in their bid to attack for the Premier League title after Chelsea and Manchester United were rejected by Atletico Madrid’s demand for £8MILLION wages over six months has replaced a temporary transfer.
- Arsenal are savvy to strengthen their attack for the Premier League title bid
- Now Mikel Arteta wants to move for Atletico Madrid’s fringe forward
- Lucky’s reputation increased with excellent performances in Portugal in the World Cup
- The Gunners’ interest in Shakhtar Donetsk star Mykhailo Mudryk continues
Arsenal asked for John Felice on loan from Atletico Madrid.
The Spanish side want their salary to be more than 8m pounds for a six-month loan.
Chelsea and Manchester United have also spoken about the Portuguese, but the figures are considered too expensive, Mikel Arteta will however hope that he will be an advantage when the club’s records will return to him in January.
Chelsea have already been targeting Felix as they look to solve their scoring woes that have left them struggling compared to their rivals at the top of the table this term.
Atletico Madrid’s Joao Felix has fallen out of favor and Arsenal are interested
Atletico paid £114m for the Portuguese star in 2019, but know he will likely recoup much of that given the 21-year-old’s form at the Metropolitan.
Felix is an experienced player on the left side, where he likes Portugal, and where he started four of his countrymen’s five World Cup games in Qatar.
In the tournament, he netted in the opening game against Ghana while producing two assists in a 16-16 demolition of Switzerland in the final.
Chelsea and Manchester United have previously shown an interest in the Portuguese forward
Felix enjoyed an increased reputation following a strong World Cup with Portugal
Despite the shock result in Morocco, Felicis has produced an impressive tournament for his stock, having fallen in favor under Diego Simeone in the Spanish city.
He has only started five LaLiga games this term.
Meanwhile Arsenal are being asked to pay 85m for another top signing Mykhailo Mudryk from Shakhtar Donetsk.
The Gunners have already had bids of £57m rejected by the Ukrainian side, but the player has hinted that he wants to join the Gunners after posting a picture on social media of him watching their 3-1 Boxing Day win over West Ham.
Shakhtar’s deputy sporting director Carlo Nicolini has already confirmed Arsenal’s interest in the Shakhtar star.
Mikel Arteta is keen to strengthen his attack as the Gunners push for the Premier League title
Mudryk received the news, like the other players, to show up for the training camp in Antalya on January 9.
‘There’s a naval thing there, I can’t deny it.’ However, he was called today for the first training camp that runs from January 9 to February 9, then we will prepare for the next European Games in Warsaw.
Many clubs have taken indirect interest in Mudryk, without official offers. There are a lot of phone calls.
“I believe that it is difficult for Italian teams today to take a figure like this, both because of what it is worth, and because of the emotional impotence of investing in such a figure.”