Boost for Arsenal as their target can leave on loan in January

Arsenal has been handed a boost in their pursuit of Joao Felix, as the attacker could leave Atletico Madrid as early as January.

He has fallen out with his manager Diego Simeone, and now they want to offload him to save money and invest in a forward who will better suit his boss’ system in Madrid.

Several clubs want to add him to their squad, but Arsenal is keen to win the race for his signature. They have now been handed a boost as a report via The Sun reveals Felix will be available for transfer in the January window.

The report claims the attacker can leave Atleti if any suitor pays an initial loan fee worth £8 million, an amount that might not be a problem for Arsenal to pay.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Felix is an amazing player, and this report hands Arsenal an excellent chance to see if he suits them before making a permanent move for him.

If we sign him on loan in January, we could use the second half of the season to determine if he is worth buying. We can make a permanent offer for his signature if he does well.

However, if he flops, we have a good reason to dump the idea of making a move for him at the end of the term.

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  1. Excellent playing skills but not impressed by his scoring ratio. It´s a risk. We do need a proven goalscorer.

  2. Would love Joao short-term… Eddie competes with him for very different 9 roles. Long-term Joao could stay and play lw, CF, RW, 10, 8. Makes sense all round. Only if Atletico stop trying to have their cake and eat it. Rumours are they want the 8 mill ffp they are paying (based on what they paid originally split over his contract) and his wages. They can dream about that they get 5-6 mil max for the loan plus wages. If they want 8 then it comes with optional 50 mil after that. Final point could be negotiated slightly but the 1st point is spot on. 8 mil is what Atletico have on their books based upon what they paid originally (meaning he’s over 100 mil) and he’s not worth that in the market anymore so that is silly.

  3. No way we are paying 8m if there is no option to buy included of 50m. Joao Felix to A madrid was a terrible decision for all parties.
    Grossly overpaid for a player that was never gonna suit their system and destined to fail.

    1. Everyone said that about Ødegaard and look how brilliant he is for us. Let’s hope Felix turns out the same!

  4. It’s not the best of deals in the world, but we need bodies,

    A once brilliant youngster who has made a huge error in choice of club, had paid dearly with the stagnation of his career and must now hurry to get back on track.

    I sanction this deal, better to have surplus to requirement than thin squad

  5. Having really thought about it as much as I would like us to sign Felix I think it is very unlikely. Arteta trusts Eddie and he will be the starting striker in Jesus’ absence for the foreseeable future, so if we are to buy a CF it has to be someone willing to start off on the bench so I believe that rules Felix out of the equation. Imho I believe Brerenton Diaz would fit the bill, his contract expires in the summer, therefore should we offer Blackburn £10M-£15M and I’m sure there is a deal to be done.

    1. I completely disagree cant be aiming for second best at this time remember we have a leauge title to fight for.We need simply the best, Eddie has to fight for that position if he really thinks he deserves it.Remember we lost Gabriel Jesus who is far more a special player and more experienced than Eddie

  6. The problem with Arsenal fns is that we like pulling our own players down and refuse to support them. I don’t know why we write Eddie off so quickly. If we really trust te process as the Manager had pleaded, then we must trust the players he employed.
    We need to beef up our squad, particularly the frontline, not because we don’t trust and support Eddie, but because we need a bigger pool of personnel to compete at the highest level. Whoever we bring in should be coming to add value to the team, not to take anybody’s position.

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