Details have been revealed relating to a possible João Félix move to Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United squad on deadline day.
Manchester United‘s deadline day saw the club confirm four signings in what was one of the busiest transfer days in the club’s history.
Altay Bayındır, Soyfan Amrabat, and Sergio Reguilón were all announced as new signings while the club also revealed that Jonny Evans had signed a one-year contract with the club in order to boost Erik ten Hag‘s defensive depth.
It has now been explained by Atlético Madrid winger Paulo Futre that Jorge Mendes held talks with United about a move to the north-west before he eventually signed for Barcelona.
“When João said he dreamed of playing for Barça I began to live a nightmare that lasts to this day. I called him [Mendes] and told him that the statements that João had made were his doing and he said no,” he told Cadena Ser’s El Larguero, via Sport Witness.
“We argued on the phone and he told me that he had spoken to Manchester United. I verified what he told me because I have friends and it was true. Later he had spoken with Manchester City, I also checked and they didn’t want João either.
“What happened between João and Cholo [Diego Simeone] happens every day in football. It’s something normal. What is not normal is that phenomenal coaches knew that João was a genius… he entered their game system, but nobody wanted him.”
“Neither Arteta, nor Guardiola, nor Klopp, any club… My question is why? The only team that has wanted him has been Aston Villa. João said no when there was an agreement between Atleti and Aston Villa at the beginning of July.”
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