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Man United keeping an eye on 23yo star, club ‘have reservations’ about cost of short-term deal: report

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Man United are looking at Joao Felix on loan, though they have concerns about meeting the cost to bring him in…

Manchester United have painfully missed out on Cody Gakpo. The Dutch attacker felt like a player who’d be perfect for this Erik ten Hag system.

However, the Red Devils didn’t pull the trigger, allowing Liverpool to swoop in and acquire the Portugal international.

It means that United now have to look elsewhere in their quest to replace Cristiano Ronaldo. The striker, now a thing of the past, simply has to be succeeded by someone of genuine quality if the club are serious about backing Ten Hag.

A new name thrown into the mix by the media is Joao Felix, with some sort of loan move being talked up.

Well, according to TalkSPORT, United’s interest in Felix is genuine, though the club ‘have reservations’ about the cost of a short-term deal. Apparently, it’d cost £8m to bring in Felix until the end of the season – a hefty price to pay for a club who are currently cash-strapped…

Arsenal and Chelsea are also credited with an interest in Felix, who has fallen out of favour under Diego Simeone at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Felix, once considered arguably the best young player in the world, is still an immensely talented young man who’d improve any dressing room in world football – assuming you play to his strengths.

I like Felix. I think he’d be a valuable footballer to add to this squad. However, he’s not a typical striker – which is exactly what United need right now. For all of Anthony Martial’s quality, the club simply cannot rely on the Frenchman due to his inability to stay fit.

If Felix is the only viable option, then United have no option but to pull the trigger.

Do you think this would be a shrewd piece of business by Man United? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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