João Félix has been one of the main topics of the January transfer window so far with Atlético Madrid open to letting him leave.
The player is understood to have fallen out with Diego Simeone and Atléti now want to recoup most of the money they paid to sign him back in 2019.
He’s started just nine times in all competitions for the Spanish club this season, but he now looks set to stay this month, and here’s why...
How much would Félix deal cost in January?
The Athletic have been discussing the possibility of an Arsenal move for João Félix.
The Portuguese forward has been in talks with both the Gunners and Manchester United about a move.
Atlético Madrid are looking to move him on following a fallout with manager Diego Simeone.
Atléti are open to letting him leave on loan, however, the costs behind a deal make a move very tricky for any club.
The Spanish club are demanding a total package worth €21 million for the player for just a six-month deal.
They want a €15 million loan fee plus his €6 million gross salary, something that is putting Arsenal off of doing a deal.
Meanwhile, a permanent deal would cost €130-140 million.
Félix now expected to stay in Madrid
Therefore, with very few clubs able to do a deal for Félix, the possibility of the 23-year-old remaining at the Metropolitano Stadium is high.
Simeone and Félix are now ready to put their differences aside, put Atlético and reconcile, according to Relevo.
The forward now staying until June is the most likely outcome.
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