Tottenham Hotspur on High Alert After Atletico Madrid Make Joao Felix Available This Summer

Tottenham Hotspur on High Alert After Atletico Madrid Make Joao Felix Available This Summer

  • Antonio Conte could be tempted to buy Joao Felix after Atletico Madrid put him up for sale this summer
  • Felix is however not a priority for the North London club who already have a like-for-like player in last season's top scorer Heung-min Son
  • Atletico Madrid could convince Spurs to strike a swap deal with Giovanni Lo Celso going the other way

Tottenham Hotspur have been made aware of Joao Felix's availability this transfer window. Felix has often been seen as untouchable but Atletico Madrid's head coach Diego Simeone is said to have changed his stance.

An exciting swap deal could potentially be in the offing with Simeone interested in Giovanni Lo Celso.

Joao Felix, Diego Simeone, Atletico Madrid, Antonio Conte, Giovanni Lo Celso, Tottenham Hotspur
Atletico Madrid's head coach Diego Simeone is willing to let Joao Felix leave. Photo by Chris Brunskill.
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Lo Celso spent the second half of last season on loan to Villarreal where he helped the Yellow Submarines reach the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League. The Daily Express reports that Simeone is a huge fan of the Argentinian and could make a move for him.

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Spurs head coach Antonio Conte is preparing to hit the ground running next season by guiding Spurs to its first piece of silverware since 2008.

Spurs have been busy in the transfer market

The club has already bought Fraser Forster, Ivan Perisic and Yves Bissouma and are expected to add more players. Felix's availability might be considered but there will be an issue with his favourite position currently occupied by fan favourite Heung-min Son.

Felix was signed from Benfica in 2019 with a high fee of 114 million euros but he hasn't quite lived up to his price tag. In fact, his best performing season was last season when he scored eight league goals and provided four assists. He was subsequently declared Atletico Madrid's player of the season.

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It also remains to be seen why Simeone would want Felix to lose despite losing another striker in Luis Suarez. Suarez's contract wasn't not renewed after two stellar years at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Felix has no plans of leaving Madrid while Tottenham are ready to listen to offers for Lo Celso.

Liverpool legend backs Tottenham to challenge Liverpool and Manchester City

Sports Brief had earlier reported that former Liverpool star Dean Saunders had backed Tottenham Hotspur to challenge the Reds and Man City for the Premier League title next season.

Both Liverpool and City have dominated the English top-flight in recent years, with the latter winning the domestic crown back-to-back.

While they are expected to continue with the dominance next term, Saunders contends Tottenham could be a surprise package in the title race.

Source: Sports Brief News