Leaked Jorge Mendes talk reveals agent wanted Joao Felix to seal Man City transfer in 2019 instead of Atletico Madrid

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Leaked Jorge Mendes talk reveals agent wanted Joao Felix to seal Man City transfer in 2019 instead of Atletico Madrid

Super-agent Jorge Mendes wanted Joao Felix to join Manchester City before moving to Atletico Madrid in 2019 for £113m.

SunSport revealed in May of the same year that talks had taken place between Mendes and members of the Etihad hierarchy.

A leaked conversation involving Joao Felix's agent Jorge Mendes has confirmed a 2019 story from SunSport that Man City were in talks with the now-Atletico Madrid star.

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A leaked conversation involving Joao Felix’s agent Jorge Mendes has confirmed a 2019 story from SunSport that Man City were in talks with the now-Atletico Madrid star.credit: AFP

Our story is now confirmed after excerpts from a leaked conversation between Felix’s representative and Benfica director Bruno Maruta were published in Portugal.

On the recording Mendes can be heard saying: “The president of Benfica insisted that I bring him an offer of €120 million and I already have four.

“The best thing for Joao Felix will be Manchester City.

“This will be the most expensive transfer in Portuguese football.”

Felix left Benfica for Atletico that summer, while City made the leap for midfielder Rodri and defender Joo Cancello.

The Portuguese forward has had a mixed fortune during his three years in Madrid, showing glimpses of his incredible potential.

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The 22-year-old scored 22 goals and 12 assists in 94 appearances for Atletico.

He is also a regular Portugal international along with Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo.

Felix has scored three goals in 20 matches for his country.

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