The poor form of João Felix at Atlético Madrid continues even as the question of if he will leave the club headlines the papers. The Portuguese forward has failed to live up to the hype since making the record 128 million euros move from SL Benfica.
His inconsistency has been observed from his first month at the club, even though he successfully improved his performance.
However, it is becoming obvious João Felix is struggling to keep up with the expectations, which has seen him drop deeper to be a supportive striker at the club rather than a starter.
Atletico Madrid’s need in the offensive role has not been met due to the poor form of the Portuguese forward, and this summer could be the end of his relationship with the Rojiblancos.
According to Fichajes, in place of João Felix, the club wants to sign Hungarian midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai who currently plays for Bundesliga side RB Leipzig.
The Spanish football portal further reveals Dominik Szoboszlai was Atletico Madrid’s main transfer target two seasons ago at RB Salzburg before he was signed to the Bundesliga by Leipzig.
Who is Dominik Szoboszlai, and why does Atletico Madrid wants to sign him
Dominik Szoboszlai was one of the best talents at RB Salzburg and one of the best players, including Haaland, Patson Daka and Hwang Hee Chan, who had been sold to some of the biggest football clubs around Europe.
Although Szoboszlai struggled to adapt to the system of the German Bundesliga in his first season, he gradually made it into the first team.
In Leipzig, he is the rave of the moment along with Christopher Nkunku, who could be on his way to Chelsea in the summer. This season is one of the best for the Hungarian in the Bundesliga, and Atletico wants to seize the opportunity to secure his services.
Although Szoboszlai is not your regular goal-scoring midfielder these days, unlike his exploits in the Austrian Football Bundesliga, he has managed to score a goal and provided eight assists for RB Leipzig.
Atletico Madrid are interested in Dominik Szoboszlai even though he may not be a direct replacement for a top nine. But his career stats speak for him.
Szoboszlai is an attacking midfielder who can play as a forward.