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Man Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea target Felix has named his favourite English club, United fans won't be happy

Rory O'Callaghan

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Man Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea target Felix has named his favourite English club, United fans won't be happy

Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea target Joao Felix has made a surprising choice when asked to name his favourite Premier League club.

Felix, 23, is being strongly linked with a move to an English team in the January transfer window.

The Portugal international could be allowed to leave Atletico Madrid, with a loan move deemed most likely.

Felix, who is the fourth-most expensive player in history after joining Atletico in a £113m move from Benfica in 2019, has scored 33 goals in 129 games for the Spanish club.


But he has regularly found himself benched by Atletico boss Diego Simeone this season and has managed only four goals in the current campaign.

Manchester United are among a group of Premier League clubs reportedly considering a move for Felix.


United are in need of attacking reinforcements following Cristiano Ronaldo's departure from the club and Erik ten Hag could look to bring his international teammate Felix as cover in January.


Felix names his favourite English club

Felix has already named his favourite Premier League club – and his choice might not go down too well with United supporters.

In an interview with Adri Contreras, as reported by Mundo Deportivo, Felix revealed his support for Leeds United.

It is unclear what Felix's connection to Leeds is, if any, but it is unlikely to the Portuguese star would seek a move to Elland Road in January – with Jesse Marsch's side currently 15th in the Premier League.


However, it looks looks increasingly likely that Felix will leave Atletico next month, with the La Liga club's chief executive Gil Marin recently admitting the player is wanting to leave.

"[Joao Felix] is the biggest bet this club has taken in its history. I personally think he's a top talent, a world-class player," Marin told TVE.

"For reasons it isn't worth getting into - the relationship between him and the boss [Simeone], the minutes played, his motivation right now - it makes you think that the reasonable thing is that if there's an option that's good for the player, good for the club, we can look at it.

“I'd love him to stay personally, but I don't think that's the player's idea."


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Topics: Joao Felix, Atletico Madrid, Football, Manchester United, Chelsea, Transfers, Arsenal, La Liga, Leeds United, Premier League

Rory O'Callaghan
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