Should Arsenal go all out to sign this young Portugese hitman?

Spanish journalist confirms Arsenal’s interest in Atletico man

According to Spanish journalist Eduardo Inda, Mikel Arteta has requested the Gunners hierarchy to land Atletico’s Joao Felix.

The Portuguese striker has failed to live up to the expectations, since his move from Benfica for a whopping €126million.

The Spanish side’s interest in Juventus’ Paolo Dybala, who is out of contract this summer, can aid the Gunners’ pursue of Felix.

The report further suggested that the London side has already contacted the player’s high-profile agent in Jorge Mendes.

Felix has made 100 appearances for the Spanish giants, scoring 23 goals and assisting 14 times. He has also put on Portugal’s jersey 20 times, finding the back of the net thrice.

With four years still left on his current deal at Wanda Metropolitano, and the intensity of the interest from other clubs across Europe, the Gunners might fight an uphill battle for his signature.

However, a path back to the Champions League can hugely boost their chances of landing top players from all over the world.

Mikel Arteta’s team still has 16 games to play for in the Premier League. Their elimination from other competitions might just help them, as they head into the latter stages of the league.

If Arsenal are able to land Felix from Atletico Madrid in the summer, it would certainly be considered a statement signing.

A statement of intent. A statement of ambition. A statement they haven’t made since a very long time.

Yash Bisht

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14 Comments

  1. We need a reliable goalscorer, I know Simeone lives in a prison of horrific crimes against football but the kid has scored 3 times this year. 30m for backup sure, first choice? No thanks.

  2. I would get him for 70mm

    Ramsdale.
    Tomi. Ben/saliba. Gabriel. Tierney
    . Partey. Tielemans/renato s.
    Saka. Ode. Martinelli/esr.
    . Felix

    Very good team indeed

  3. He is too feeble for my liking and his stats and fitness doesnt warrant such a fee, i would rather spend less of that money on Micheal Olise of Crystal palace. Maybe he will be better in a more possession base club unlike Athletico.

  4. Athletico would ask for an astronomical amount of money for him, which I can’t see us doing nor should we.

  5. Let’s go all out for him. A complete player and well disciplined, someone who has spent a lot of time with Simeone.
    Well schooled in the art of defense. From Simeone who enjoys defending against big teams most times.
    He can achieve the false 9 status MA wants to create.

  6. Me, I want the guy. I was still thinking about him being in our squad a few days ago, now this rumour? How I wish it will become true

  7. He is no hitman. Scored a goal for Athletico every 250 minutes. Benzema scored a goal every 140 minutes. Edu wanted Vlahovic. Now he is a hitman. Felix is actually a failure and Simeoni is trying to unload him.

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