It has long been suggested that Erik ten Hag is a fan of Portugese forward Joao Felix, and now he could be easier to sign than ever.

In January, Manchester United were next to Chelsea looking at taking Joao Felix on a loan for the remainder of the season.

Following a disappointing time at Stamford Bridge, Felix returned to Atletico Madrid where he is woefully unhappy.

Despite not setting the Premier League alight, he has still been linked with multiple English clubs.

Aston Villa, Newcastle and of course United have all been credited with interest at one point or another.

As recently as this time last month Felix was linked via the Express who urged the Old Trafford side to ‘accelerate’ their talks.

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Felix could terminate his contract

With little success finding a new club, due to the demands which Atletico would want for their once £120m+ player.

Therefore, according to a report by LaSexta in Spain, Felix is considering taking into his own hands with his future.

The report suggests that Felix is considering terminating his contract with Atletico, due to the situation he faces.

Felix’s contract currently runs until 2027, but he and his entourage are considering terminating which is a move that could suit all parties.

This would involve him having to buy himself out, or figure a way to terminate, due to no club being able to afford his fee.

Where would he fit in at Old Trafford?

The 23-year-old was coined as the next Cristiano Ronaldo when at Benfica, the Portugese record scorer has even coined Felix a ‘excellent‘ player.

He has also been praised by Alvaro Morata, the two played together at Madrid with Morata calling him a ‘special’ talent who he loves playing with.

Felix would offer a great option to Erik ten Hag across the frontline, which is especially needed up front with Anthony Martial’s injury concerns.

He could also provide some depth in attacking midfield, which might allow Bruno Fernandes to be rested from time-to-time.

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