Liverpool have reportedly ‘asked’ Atletico Madrid about the possibility of signing highly-rated forward Joao Felix.
The Reds have recently been linked with a sensational move for the 22-year-old and could be pushing ahead before the January transfer window opens.
Jurgen Klopp is believed to be considering options to bolster the attacking ranks in the long term as Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah leave for the African Cup of Nations.
❗️Liverpool have asked Atletico Madrid about signing Joao Felix. Atleti are open to the idea of letting him go, even in January, but need a sizeable offer – that’s why Simeone is strengthening a lot up front, and could do even more with the money of his sale
— LFC Transfer Room (@LFCTransferRoom) December 15, 2021
The report claims the 20-cap ace’s agent, Jorge Mendes, has been told to ‘bring the money’ in January in order to develop a departure.
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Signed for an eye-watering £113million in 2019 (BBC), Atletico would be looking to recoup a large chunk of that fee in January.
Despite the daunting figures, Felix is already an elite performer with an abundance of potential to improve further.
Predominantly operating as a second striker, Klopp would relish the opportunity to transform the Portuguese star in to Roberto Firmino 2.0.