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Wolves transfer news: Wanderers keen to talk to Joao Felix

Wolves are reportedly keen to talk to Joao Felix.

That is the very bold claim made by 90min, who say Felix is the subject of interest from a host of Premier League clubs at the moment.

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Atletico chief Miguel Angel Gil Marin has admitted that a move for the player is likely next month.

The player has long-term suitors like Manchester United, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain.

But there are also some clubs keen to take him on loan.

Wolves and Aston Villa are said to be interested in talking to him, and it is claimed that their advances ‘have not been dismissed immediately’.

Atletico would ideally like to sell Felix and recoup as much of the £113 million they initially paid for him.

But they’re considering their options, and agent Jorge Mendes is actively seeking to find a resolution.

Felix has made 129 appearances for Atleti and scored 33 goals since joining the club in 2019.

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He has been unable to live up to his billing following his move from Benfica, which made him one of the most expensive transfers of all-time.

According to Goal, in the history of football, only PSG’s transfer deals for Neymar and Kylian Mbappe were bigger than his to Atleti.

Philippe Coutinho, Ousmane Dembele and Eden Hazard all had lots of add-ons with their deals, and it’s unclear how much of them Barcelona and Real Madrid have paid so far. But their initial fees were not as high as Felix.

Felix recently featured for Portugal at the World Cup, and was unable to light the tournament up. He scored one goal against Ghana. He did also get a couple of assists in the 6-1 demolition against Switzerland. But by and large he couldn’t quite make a major impact.

Currently, Wolves are already in talks with Atletico for two more of their players.

Wanderers are hoping to sign Matheus Cunha and Felipe, with a deal for the former seemingly more advanced at the moment.

Joao Felix would be an incredible signing by Wolves, but it’s highly unlikely

Felix rocking up at Molineux would truly be an incredible sight.

This is a player with a huge profile, being one of the most expensive footballers in history of the game.

Things haven’t quite worked out for Felix in Spain.

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But he would still be an incredible signing by Wolves. Just to see him wearing the Wolves shirt would potentially provide a massive lift for both the players and the fans.

Realistically though it will not happen. The 23-year-old would surely be more likely to sign for a club that is in the Champions League or competing for other trophies.

And with Wolves supposedly very keen to sign Cunha, a deal for Felix would actually not make a great deal of sense.