Report: Arsenal making good progress towards signing 'flawless' World Cup forward in January
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Report: Arsenal making good progress towards signing 'flawless' World Cup forward in January

Arsenal have been linked with Atletico Madrid’s Joao Felix in recent weeks.

Now, a report from AS has claimed that the Gunners are making good progress in pursuit of the Portugal international.

The Spanish outlet – via Sport Witness – says Arsenal are ‘moving up in the race’ to sign Felix.

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The 23-year-old is apparently ‘determined’ to leave Atlético in the January transfer window.

And agent Jorge Mendes is reportedly ‘knocking on the necessary doors’ to make that happen.

Apparently, all the signs are pointing towards Felix making a Premier League move.

And Arsenal reportedly see this as a ‘golden opportunity’ to sign him, particularly as Gabriel Jesus is on the sidelines.

The Gunners feel ‘it’s worth making an effort’ to try and get a deal over the line.

However, there is a caveat – Felix’s price tag.

If he is to arrive at the Emirates, Arsenal will ‘have to convince Atleti’ financially.

‘The bidding is on’ to try and secure his signature, with Atlético wanting €100m+ (£87m) if the player is to leave.

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Felix would be a good shout for the Gunners, as he’s a talented player who could do with a change of scenery.

Diego Simeone doesn’t seem to be getting the best out of the 23-year-old at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Despite making seven straight starts at the beginning of the season, Felix hasn’t been in the starting XI since mid-September.

‘Similar to the young Ronaldo”

Felix was one of the most highly-rated youngsters in world football ahead of his move to Atletico.

Earlier this year, All Football App wrote a scouting report about Felix, where they compared him to Cristiano Ronaldo.

“His style of play is quite similar to the young Ronaldo,” they wrote. “He is very skilful, agile and has an excellent technique on the ball.

“He has an unreal vision when it comes to setting up goals for his fellow teammates.

“Capable of playing out wide, a No.10, a false 9, or as part of a front two, it won’t come as a huge surprise that the Portuguese’s biggest strengths are evident when he has the ball.

“His technique and vision are flawless and that allows him to either ease beyond opponents or take an entire defence out of the game with a single pass.”

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