Arsenal and Manchester United have both been chasing Joao Felix this January, yet the Red Devils’ latest interest in Wout Weghorst might have just changed everything for the Gunners.
According to the Athletic, the Manchester giants are in talks to sign the Netherlands international on loan, with United hopeful of Burnley reaching an agreement to recall the attacker from Besiktas, who currently hold a £10m option to sign the striker.
Manchester United signing Wout Weghorst is big for Arsenal
As reported by the Athletic, Arsenal and United are two of the three main clubs interested in signing Felix this January. However, Weghorst moving to Old Trafford might have just put the Gunners in the clear for the £113m Atletico Madrid star.
Indeed, both Arsenal and United want to sign an attacker this January. And given how expensive any deal for Felix will be this month, Erik Ten Hag going for Weghorst seemingly indicates that the Red Devils won’t sign both the Dutch international and the La Liga talisman.
As a result, United’s interest in Weghorst has put Arsenal in the clear to sign Felix, something that could now happen with the Gunners’ attempt to sign Mykhaylo Mudryk faltering by the day amid interest from Premier League rivals Chelsea.
Joao Felix now in the clear for Arsenal this January
Felix is a player who has already divided opinion in the Arsenal fan base, with us at Arsenal Insider already doing a feature on why the Gunners shouldn’t sign the Atletico star. However, with Mudryk fading away, a deal for the Portuguese star could be a solid second bet.
After all, Felix is a player who can thrive in the right system and under the right coach, and with Mikel Arteta seemingly a fan of the 23-year-old, Arsenal might find themselves getting the attacker back on his feet, with a path now clearing up with United moving in for Weghorst.