Manchester United are exploring the possibility of signing a forward on a short-term loan deal after an enormous outlay during Erik ten Hag’s maiden transfer window at Old Trafford.
United don’t usually prefer doing business in the winter transfer window, and after giving the new manager six new players last summer, they had no intention to make any further additions mid-season.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure has forced them to look for a new striker, but they are still adamant about not spending big in January.
The Red Devils didn’t go head to head with Liverpool for the signing of Cody Gakpo, who’s moving to Merseyside from PSV in a deal that could reach €50m.
United are interested in Atletico Madrid’s Joao Felix. As per ESPN, the Spanish outfit are open to letting go of the 23-year-old on loan in January but would demand a significant loan fee. Further, they also want his next club to cover his wages.
As such, United could sign the Portugal international if they agree to spend close to €22m for six months of his services.
The Dutch boss is thought to be frustrated United could not sign Gakpo ahead of Liverpool, and with Arsenal also monitoring Felix’s situation, the Old Trafford hierarchy need to act quickly or they could miss out on another target to a top-four rival.