It has been reported that Portuguese forward João Félix has no interest in joining Aston Villa, despite recent rumors linking him with a move to the Premier League club. According to sources (David Medina), Félix views Villa as a team and a city that is unattractive and lacks the substance and history of other clubs.
Félix burst onto the scene at Benfica, where he quickly became one of the hottest prospects in European football. His impressive performances for the Portuguese giants earned him a big-money move to Atletico Madrid in 2019, where he has continued to impress with his technical abilities and creative flair.
Félix, who currently plays for La Liga club Atletico Madrid, has been one of the most highly-regarded young players in Europe in recent years. At just 23 years old, he has already scored 33 goals and recorded 18 assists in 129 appearances for Atletico, and is now being linked with a move to several top European clubs after reports that he does not want to stay at Atletico Madrid.
Felix played in 4 of the 5 World Cup games for Portugal, where he scored 1 goal and has 2 assists before Portugal crashed out of the world cup against Morocco.
It seems that Aston Villa is not one of the clubs that Félix is interested in joining. The team, which finished 14th in the Premier League last season, is not seen as being on the same level as some of the other clubs that have been linked with Félix, such as Manchester United.
It remains to be seen where Félix will end up, but it is known that Villa will not be his destination. For now, fans of the club will have to look elsewhere for potential transfer targets.
Auston Villa made major splashes in the transfer market recently, bringing in players such as Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona, Diego Carlos from Sevilla, Leander Dendoncker from Wolves, and extending other quality players such as Emiliano Martinez who is currently playing a major role in Argentina’s amazing world cup run.