Arsenal are interested in Joao Felix, after being offered the chance to sign the Atletico Madrid forward recently.

MADRID, SPAIN: Joao Felix of Atletico de Madrid looks on during the UEFA Champions League Round Of Sixteen Leg One match between Atletico Madrid and Manchester United at Wanda Metropolitano on February 23, 2022. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN: Joao Felix of Atletico de Madrid looks on during the UEFA Champions League Round Of Sixteen Leg One match between Atletico Madrid and Manchester United at Wanda Metropolitano on February 23, 2022. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)

Football.London report that Arsenal are interested in Atletico Madrid’s Joao Felix as they pursue two forwards in the summer market.

Miguel Delaney had previously reported that Atletico Madrid forward Felix had been offered to Arsenal. At the time, Delaney suggested it was unclear whether or not the Gunners were actually keen, but it seems Football.London believe they are.

I’d still have some reservations about the possibility of this move actually coming off, however.

As Football.London themselves point out, Felix cost Atletico over £100m to sign, and they’ll be keen to recoup as much as possible.

Arsenal’s relationship with Atletico is also probably somewhat frosty at the moment.

The Spanish club didn’t handle Lucas Torreira’s loan very well, messing Arsenal around in negotiations over a permanent deal, and Arsenal responded by activating Thomas Partey’s release clause on deadline day.

Felix’s form has picked up lately, but seven goals and five assists in 27 games is also a little low for a £100m player.

MADRID, SPAIN: Joao Felix of Atletico de Madrid warms up prior to the UEFA Champions League Round Of Sixteen Leg One match between Atletico Madrid and Manchester United at Wanda Metropolitano on February 23, 2022. (Photo by Angel Martinez / Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN: Joao Felix of Atletico de Madrid warms up prior to the UEFA Champions League Round Of Sixteen Leg One match between Atletico Madrid and Manchester United at Wanda Metropolitano on February 23, 2022. (Photo by Angel Martinez / Getty Images)

All the same, there is little denying Felix’s talent, and at 22 years old you’d imagine he’s only going to get better.

If the Arsenal hierarchy see him as the next piece of Mikel Arteta’s current project, they could be willing to invest.

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