Joao Felix, who moved to Barcelona, rejected offers from Liverpool, Man United, and Aston Villa

Joao Felix, who moved to Barcelona, rejected offers from Liverpool, Man United, and Aston Villa Transfers

Aiming for a generational change in the midfielders, Liverpool has succeeded in acquiring four players, including Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai. With outstanding performances from the opening day of the Premier League season, the strengthening of the midfield has so far exceeded expectations.

Although they were unable to acquire a left-handed center back, Liverpool has assembled the necessary squad, including young players, to fight through the season. Some media outlets have reported an interest in attacking players, including Portuguese international Joao Felix, who was loaned to Chelsea last season.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Liverpool, Manchester United and Aston Villa approached the player, but he refused to play on the best stage in the world to earn a move to Barcelona.

The 23-year-old forward joined Atletico Madrid in 2019 with the highest expectations from Benfica. However, he failed to win the trust of coach Diego Simeone and spent last season on loan at Chelsea, where he scored only four goals in 20 games, which was less than expected.

Atletico Madrid wanted to recoup the too high transfer fee, but the player’s value was declining as his one-time potential was beginning to fade, and no club was willing to pay a high transfer fee. In the end, the player was transferred to Barcelona on loan, as he had hoped.

Liverpool, which has one of the best forward lineups in the world with Mohamed Salah, Darwin Nunez, Diogo Jota, Cody Gakpo, and Luis Diaz, has no benefit in acquiring the Portuguese international, who has exposed his inability to score in the Premier League.

With young midfielders such as Harvey Elliott and others developing, they will not be interested in a player with physical problems. I don’t know about Manchester United or Aston Villa, but I can assure you that it is a gossip that Liverpool had approached them.

What Liverpool should be targeting is the search for a replacement for the Egyptian international, a player who can directly contribute goals and assists.

Will they be able to acquire a winger who could be the successor to Egyptian King, who is rumored to be moving to Saudi Arabia next summer?