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Manchester United can land dream Ronaldo heir with Joao Felix transfer

Manchester United gave their fans something big to cheer last summer after they welcomed back Cristiano Ronaldo to Old Trafford.

The 2021/22 campaign saw the 37-year-old score 24 goals in 37 appearances across the Premier League and Champions League.

To further highlight how prominent an attacking figure he was for United in the league, nobody else at the club had as many shots at goal as the veteran’s 108.

With the attacker’s contract at United set to expire next summer, at which point he’ll have hit the age of 38, the current transfer window could give the club the chance to bring in what could be their dream heir for Ronaldo.

One player who has been linked with a move to Old Trafford and who could have a chance of filling the Portugal legend’s metaphorically enormous boots is Atletico Madrid attacker Joao Felix.

After scoring 20 goals in 43 senior appearances for Benfica, the Portuguese gem joined his current club during the 2019 summer transfer window in a deal worth a reported £113m.

Since then, the 22-year-old – who is currently picking up a wage of £154k-per-week – has scored 29 goals and provided 15 assists in 110 appearances for Diego Simeone’s side across all competitions.

Labelled an “outstanding” player by Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, Felix has shown that he has the credentials to play for one of Europe’s top clubs.

Should United sign Joao Felix this summer?





Also, should Erik ten Hag be able to convince the 22-year-old to come to Old Trafford and play alongside his fellow countrymen Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes, the versatility that Felix has shown throughout his career would make it easier for the new United boss to get him in the same team as those two players.

Playing alongside the duo at club level, like he has done for Portugal, could then see the youngster become a very important figure for the Red Devils in the future and potentially be their next version of Ronaldo.

If Ten Hag wants to make a real statement signing at his new club before the season starts and bring in a player like Felix who has the potential to be a long-term star for them, then the Old Trafford hierarchy should definitely make an approach to Atletico to see if they would be willing to negotiate a deal for the young attacker.

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