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Newcastle United: Joao Felix ‘tempted’ by Magpies

Newcastle United: Joao Felix ‘tempted’ by Magpies -Newcastle United Transfer Rumours

Joao Felix is reportedly now ‘tempted’ by a potential transfer to Newcastle United.

The Lowdown: The boy wonder…

Just a couple of years ago, Felix was one of if not the hottest youngsters on the planet, winning the Golden Boy award back in 2019.

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It was the same year that he left Benfica for Atletico Madrid in a whopping £113m move, but so far the Portuguese international has struggled to really live up to that price tag.

At Atletico, he has only managed to score 20 goals in 88 games in total over all competitions across the last three seasons (Transfermarkt), and so could seek a move away in order to reignite his career.

The Latest: Newcastle temptation

As per AS (via Sport Witness), Felix is now ‘tempted by Newcastle’, who will be looking to strike a relationship with agent Jorge Mendes in order to seal a deal.

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Money is not thought to be an issue for the new mega-rich owners, while Leeds United are another team mentioned that could use their riches if a takeover ends up going through at Elland Road.

The Verdict: Impossible?

Of course, the St. James’ Park faithful will have to make sure that they avoid relegation from the Premier League down to the Championship before they can start even thinking about trying to sign a player like Felix.

Sure, he has struggled to live up to expectations in Madrid, but at 22 years of age, he can still fulfil his big potential.

Former top-flight player Don Hutchinson believes that he ‘could be one of the best in the world’, and he certainly showed signs with his goals at youth level and with the first team at Benfica.

Not just his ability in front of goal, Felix is a player that can be so dangerous on the pitch when he gets going, as his manager Diego Simeone has cited his speed and explosiveness.

Nonetheless, it will still be very difficult for the Tyneside outfit to sign him, especially if he is put up for sale by Atletico, as a whole host of top European clubs will surely then be queuing up.

In other news, find out which World Cup winner NUFC are now pushing to sign here!


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