FC Bayern went on a shopping spree in the summer. With Matthijs de Ligt, Noussair Mazraoui, Ryan Gravenberch, Matthys Tel and Sadio Mané, the German record champions signed five new players at the beginning of the season. Mané should compensate for the departure of goalscorer Robert Lewandowski. If the transfer of the Senegalese had not worked, Munich would have tried to sign Joao Felix from Atlético Madrid. Will Felix now be a topic again for the German record champions?
Joao Felix was considered the next big superstar in European football a few years ago. In 2019, the Portuguese international won the Golden Boy award for the best young player and in the summer of the same year the attacker switched from Benfica to Atlético Madrid for a whopping 127 million euros.
But since then, the youngster's career has taken a hit. Recently there have been rumors that the 22-year-old would like to leave the top Spanish club, even though his contract runs until 2026. AS reported that FC Bayern should also be interested in the lively offensive player. Felix was already associated with a move to Munich last summer.
The Munich and Spanish capital clubs are said to have also talked about a possible transfer fee. Supposedly there were 80 million euros in the room. Als0 almost 50 million euros less than the Madrilenians transferred to Benfica three years ago.
However, Felix wasn't the first option on FC Bayern's wish list. At the top was Sadio Mané, who ultimately ended up on Säbener Straße. Since this transfer worked, the Portuguese was and is no longer an alternative. Especially since Felix is not a classic nine, which should be Bayern's first transfer target in the summer transfer window.
This article was originally published on 90min.com/de as Joao Felix and FC Bayern: It's the turn of the transfer rumour.