Atletico Madrid Respond To Arsenal interest in Joao Felix
Atletico Madrid insist they have no intention of selling Joao Felix amid interest from Manchester United and Arsenal.
Recent reports in Spain have suggested the 22-year-old has been considering a move away from the Spanish capital.
According to reports, Atletico president Gil Marin has told Felix’s agent Jorge Mendes that if he brings a suitable offer to the table, the club will let him leave.
The report also named for English sides who have enquired into the Portugal international in United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Newcastle.
But Atletico president Enrique Cerezo has dismissed the reports, insisting the club value him as highly as Sergio Aguero during his time at the club.
‘He is a magnificent player,’ Cerezo said.
‘I think he does not want to go. For us he is non-transferable. We bet on him as in his day we bet with Agüero.’
Felix could line up against United after they were drawn against Atletico in the Champions League last 16 draw this week.
Assessing the draw, Atletico striker and former Liverpool star Luis Suarez told said: ‘I saw the second draw. To win the Champions League, you have to beat the best.
‘Man United are one of the best. We will go into the knockout stage in the best way possible.’