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Atletico Madrid rejected a €100 million offer from Bayern Munich for 22-year-old star
With a quarter of the 2022-23 season already completed, a significant chunk of Atletico Madrid’s management echo their thoughts on Joao Felix.
The youngster was one of the team’s dearest hopes heading into the season, but his continued sub-par performances have reversed his state to the extreme.
According to reports from MARCA, Los Rojiblancos rejected a €100 million offer for the youngster from Bayern Munich this summer and there are now regrets within the board for letting such a golden chance go.
The Bavarians saw Felix as a possible marquee signing after Robert Lewandowski’s departure, but Los Colchoneros stood firm on their stance of keeping the player.
Despite suffering three poor seasons at the club, there was a strong feeling at Atletico that the youngster’s breakthrough was just around the corner. That intuition has seemingly now cost the club €100 million.
In 10 La Liga games so far, the Portuguese international has not scored a single goal and provided just three assists. Further, he has not contributed to a single goal in four Champions League games. He has played just 32 minutes in his last five appearances and his career is now on a downward spiral.
As it stands, the youngster seems set to leave the club in the upcoming transfer window for Diego Simeone no longer considers him a starter. Needless to say, it would be a surprise if the club even manage to recoup half the amount Bayern Munich offered four months ago in the process.
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Atletico Madrid ‘want to fight’ for the signing of €40m Barcelona midfield target
Atletico Madrid are interested in Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat and want to fight for his signing in the summer, according to a report from Javi Gomara of Mundo Deportivo. The 26-year-old is also a transfer target for FC Barcelona and several clubs in the Premier League.
Amrabat burst into the limelight after enjoying a stunning run at the FIFA World Cup 2022, during which he helped Morocco reach the semi-finals. The midfielder was heavily linked with an exit in January, with Barcelona, Atletico and several other clubs linked.
However, a move did not materialise and he remained at Fiorentina. However, with his contract expiring next year, the Moroccan international could be on his way out in the summer, even though the Italian outfit are trying to tie him down with a new contract.
And, as per the report, Atletico Madrid are ready to fight for his signing in the summer. The report states that Amrabat is a player that is very well-liked by the Rojiblancos and would be an important cog in Diego Simeone’s side if they sign him.
Amrabat will be playing at the Civitas Metropolitano tonight, with Atletico’s home ground hosting a friendly between Morocco and Peru. And the Colchoneros dream of making the stadium the 26-year-old’s permanent home from next season.
The report adds that the Moroccan international himself would be ‘delighted’ to join the club. After all, he did speak highly of Simeone and Atleti during the World Cup, when he said:
“He has coached Atletico Madrid for many years. I like his style of play. He has won a lot and I have a lot of respect for him. The players in his team are physically strong and aggressive. I like to play that way.”
Atletico Madrid have been linked with Real Madrid’s Dani Ceballos, but hold no interest in him. Instead, they wish to sign a player of Amrabat’s profile and quality. However, the 26-year-old will not come cheap as Fiorentina will demand a €40 million fee for him.
Beyond that, the interest of Barcelona and other clubs in the Premier League would also be a roadblock for the Spanish capital club.