Arsenal report: Gunners receive major boost as club weighs up move for Joao Felix

Joao Felix
Joao Felix celebrates a goal for Atletico Madrid (Image credit: Getty)

Arsenal could make a move for Joao Felix in January after an Atletico Madrid supremo admitted the club are willing to sell the forward.

The Portugal international has had a frustrating time with the La Liga side since he joined them for £113m in 2019.

Felix has struggled to adapt to Diego Simeone's style of play, which never looked like a particularly good fit for the technical forward.

Atletico (opens in new tab) executive Miguel Angel Gil recently conceded that the Spanish outfit may look to cash in on the former Benfica star.

"He is the biggest investment the club has ever made and I think he is at the highest level in the world in terms of talent," he told TVE (opens in new tab).

"But for reasons that are not worth going into now - the relationship with the coach, the number of minutes he is playing, his motivation - the reasonable thing is that if there is an offer that is good for the player and the club, that we at least analyse it. I would love him to continue, but that is not the player's idea."

Arsenal (opens in new tab) could therefore consider a swoop for Felix, who is valued at £43m by Transfermarkt (opens in new tab).

The Gunners will be without Gabriel Jesus for up to three months after the Brazilian underwent knee surgery in recent days.

That leaves Arsenal with only one fit striker in Eddie Nketiah, so Mikel Arteta will no doubt be looking to add to his attacking options next month.

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Greg Lea

Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).