‘Nothing came to mind’: Joao Felix says he was unaware of any interest from Man United this summer after ‘a £110m bid for the Atletico Madrid star was rejected this summer’
- Atletico Madrid star Joao Felix admits he was unaware of Man United’s offer
- Red Devils reportedly offered £110million for the Portuguese attacker over the summer
- Felix is now focused on becoming a leader at Atletico ahead of his teammates
- Erik ten Hag’s side eventually signed Ajax striker Antony instead of Felix
Manchester United transfer target Joao Felix has revealed that he was not informed of any interest in him this summer.
The Portuguese attacker was reportedly the victim of a botched approach by the Red Devils during the transfer window, with a £110 million bid being floated in the media.
However, Felix has suggested that he was only focusing on being a leader at LaLiga side Atletico Madrid.
Atlético Madrid forward Joao Felix admits ‘nothing came’ to him over Man United move
He told marca when asked about a move to the Red Devils: ‘Nothing came to me.
“The presidents deal with these matters. I’m here.
“I feel like I have to do everything I can to help the club and the team. I try to prove that and if my colleagues see me as a leader the better. That way we are more connected and we enjoy much more.’
Felix has had a mixed bag in Spain since his big-money transfer from Benfica, taking time to adapt to manager Diego Simone’s tactics.
Erik ten Hag wanted to add more firepower to his team in the summer with Felix as a target
He scored 29 goals and assisted 18 more in his 116 appearances in all competitions for the side during his three years with the club.
The attacker has yet to score in LaLiga for the Metropolitano Stadium team this season, but has provided three assists.
Atletico have not had the best start to their LaLiga campaign as they are currently seventh in the table, five points behind city rivals Real Madrid.
Felix failed to help his Atlético squad avoid their poor start to the LaLiga season
However, they won their Champions League group stage opener against Porto in dramatic fashion as all three goals came in the 2-1 victory after 90 minutes.
Erik ten Hag’s squad eventually signed Ajax winger Antony for £85.5 million on the day of the transfer deadline.
The Brazilian scored on his Old Trafford debut against Arsenal to help his new team to a 3-1 victory, giving the Gunners their first Premier League defeat this season.
Felix alternative Antony scored on his Old Trafford debut after completing an £85.5m move