This is a bit of an odd one – but according to recent reports, Spanish side Atletico Madrid turned down an offer, understood to have been made a few months ago, from Manchester United, for Portuguese attacker Joao Felix.
That’s according to a recent written report from Mundo Deportivo (via Sports Witness), who claims the Red Devils, as well as Barcelona, were both keen to land Felix.
Felix, 21, joined Atletico Madrid in 2019 following a whopping £114m move from Portuguese side Benfica.
Since arriving in the Spanish capital, the young forward has gone on to feature in 76 matches, in all competitions, directly contributing to 28 goals, along the way.
However, despite still having five years left on his current deal, according to Mundo Deportivo, who note in their Wednesday edition, Felix was discussed in a possible deal to bring Antonie Griezmann back to Atletico Madrid.
The outlet state that a transfer for the 21-year-old is ‘non-negotiable’, not only for Barcelona but also for United – who were understood to be interested.
It has been claimed that the Red Devils made ‘a great offer’ to Atletico Madrid which was quickly turned down.