Joao Felix is wanted by Aston Villa, who are now thought to be “well-positioned” to acquire him during the January transfer window.
Since Unai Emery has been named as Villa’s new manager, there have been numerous rumours linking La Liga players with moves to Villa Park.
Several Villarreal players, including Pau Torres, Nicolas Jackson, and Samuel Chukwueze, have been mentioned.
Even the defender for Real Madrid, Nacho Fernandez, has been mentioned, and now Villa is being associated with a player from all over the capital of Spain.
According to the Spanish newspaper Marca, Villa are now in the lead in the competition to sign Joao Felix, a striker for Atletico Madrid.
Felix put on an outstanding performance for Portugal as they destroyed Switzerland 6-1 on Tuesday night at the World Cup in Qatar.
According to Marca, Jorge Mendes is exerting significant effort to ensure that Felix visits Villa in January.
Even the chief executive of Atletico, Miguel Angel Gil Marin, is said to have been in talks with Villa, and they are now in the best position to sign Felix.
In 2019, Atletico Madrid shelled out an incredible £113 million to acquire Felix from Benfica, thinking he would be the future of their attack.
Felix and Diego Simeone simply aren’t a good match for one another, and the Portugal star needs to move on as a result.
According to a report from Give Me Sport, the decision-makers at Arsenal really like Felix and are interested in luring him to North London.
Given that Gabriel Jesus could now spend months on the sidelines due to injury, the Gunners are undoubtedly investigating Felix’s situation.
But if Arsenal wants to sign Felix, they’ll need to beat out their old manager Unai Emery, it seems.
Although Villa are a major club, leading the race for a player like Felix still seems completely out of the blue. If Emery and Mendes can somehow sign Felix in January, it would be a huge accomplishment.
Stranger transfers have occurred; however, Mendes may hold the key in this instance.