Report: Arsenal now at front of queue to sign 'very special' £240k-a-week player
Arsenal have moved to the front of the queue and now lead the race to sign Joao Felix, according to reports from Spain.
The claim comes from Marca, who claim that Felix is now on his way out of the club in January and among a host of clubs being keen, it is now Arsenal who leads the race.
Arsenal have been linked with a move for Felix in recent weeks. However, the fact he will cost big money has kept an element of doubt among most Gunners fans’ minds.
But Marca report today Arsenal have taken the lead in the bid to sign Felix. Their report plays down talk of a move to Aston Villa, while they also question whether Bayern Munich are still keen. Of course, other reports over the weekend had seen Bayern distance themselves from a move for the Portuguese ace.
Dubbed a ‘special talent‘ by Alvaro Morata, Felix enjoyed some good moments in the World Cup but was unable to prevent Portugal going out to Morocco.
Arsenal, meanwhile, are on the lookout for a new striker. Gabriel Jesus’ injury has rocked their season and Felix could prove a viable replacement in the eyes of Mikel Arteta.
Felix is believed to earn around £240k-a-week in Madrid.
TBR’s View: Felix can help Arsenal win the league
There is a reason Atletico paid such massive money for Joao Felix. He is a brilliant talent and, on his day, can be as good as anyone in Europe.
The key for Felix is consistency. He needs to find a team and a set up where he is at his best. Atletico are a defensive minded team and that might be why he’s struggled. Arsenal, though, could be a different kettle of fish.
If Arsenal do pull this off and Marca are right, then it sends quite the message in the January window.
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