Arsenal are reportedly having positive talks with Atletico over the loan deal of Joao Felix. However, the sources are still claiming that both sides will take time to come to an agreement.
This is because of the 19 million loan fee demand by the La Liga giants for their Portuguese forward. However, it is also clear that Diego Simeone is very open to loaning him out.
ARSENAL AND JOAO FELIX TRANSFER LINKS FULL STORY
According to reports, Arsenal have held positive talks with Atletico Madrid over the loan deal of Joao Felix. La Liga are also in positive discussions to reduce their loan fee. This is because the Gunners have serious interest in a January transfer move. Although, the deal is also complicated. This is because Atletico wants his wages paid and also wants a high loan fee. Although, Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth has said that the deal is easy if both sides can work out a compromise.
However, he said that Arsenal will not pay the 19 million. He also said,
“We’re told that positive talks are continuing between Arsenal and Atletico Madrid over the loan signing of Felix, but this is where it gets difficult. Atletico want around £19m for that six-month loan deal, that’s a loan deal and the wages. Arsenal feel that is way too much for a six month loan, but if you take away the figures for a moment, I think for both clubs this deal would work,”.
ATLETICO MADRID ARE ALSO NOW VERY MUCH WILLING TO LOAN HIM OUT WITH THE OPTION TO BUY
According to reports, Atletico Madrid are also open to including an option to buy in the loan deal. Therefore, it is clear that Arsenal have to also think about the future transfer fee in the next summer transfer window. Manchester United are also monitoring the situation. They are also in contact with his agent Jorge Mendes. However, the Gunners are leading the race for the signature of Joao Felix. One thing is for sure Felix will have to play in Europa League for the remainder of the season.
However, both clubs are perfect for him for his long-term future. Jorge Mendes is also having a meeting with Atletico Madrid to ask them to reduce the loan fee demands. The report also claims that Arsenal are in advanced negotiations with agents of both Mykhaylo Mudryk and Joao Felix. Hence, it is clear that the Gunners owners are ready to back Mikel Arteta with big money in the January transfer window. Whereas, Manchester United have a limited budget with only a forward priority.
Hence, Arsenal have to certainly take advantage of the Manchester United situation. The Gunners are also in full agreement with Mykhaylo Mudryk over personal terms. Hence, the Gunners fans should have interesting updates on both players in the coming days. Therefore, it looks like the Gunners are ready to compete for multiple titles this season.
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