Arsenal among the favourites to land João Félix from Atlético Madrid

Arsenal are now among the favourites to sign João Félix from Atlético Madrid, according to Marca.

The issue is how much the English side can pay. For Atlético, it is about recovering the €127m investment made in him, not about choosing the best place for the player.

The Spanish club will not accept less than €100m for the talented Portuguese.

PSG have already approached the player’s agent, Jorge Mendes, while a host of English clubs are in the hunt too, as per the report.

It remains to be seen whether Bayern Munich will also get involved in a race in which they positioned themselves in the summer by putting €100m on the table.

Atlético CEO Miguel Ángel Gil Marín did not want to consider the offer from the German side as he understood that it was not the right time for a departure.

Arsenal are, according to Marca, leading the race to sign Félix and even Aston Villa are reported to have him among their targets.

Atlético return to Copa del Rey action on December 22 and it remains to be seen if Diego Simeone will use João Félix, who has spent a lot of the season on the bench.

At the 2022 World Cup, the Portugal international scored against Ghana in the opening game, and against Switzerland in the last 16, he provided two assists.

GSFN | Kieran Quaile

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