Joao Felix is expected to be one of the most sought-after players in the transfer market during the upcoming summer, and for good reason. The 19-year-old attacking midfielder has taken Europe by storm, and some of the best teams are already looking at the possibility of signing him in the coming months.
He won’t come cheap, though. The 19-year-old starlet has a €120m (£105m) release clause, which means some of Europe’s elite clubs are salivating at the prospect of landing him. But considering Benfica are in no rush to sell him, they can watch how a bidding war unfolds for their star player. And two teams are already extremely interested in him.
Portuguese newspaper Record maintain that Manchester United are ready to start their “rebuilding process” with Felix as their star player, while Real Madrid are also monitoring the situation since they want to pair him up with Brazilian starlet Vinicius Jr. There is one problem, though – Felix’s mother, Carla, says her son is “very happy” at Benfica.
She told Benfica TV, as reported in Record: “He is very happy at Benfica. We are very proud of him. We always try to accompany when we can. At home there’s only talk about football, football and football.”
Joao Felix won the domestic league title with Benfica and scored 15 goals, while adding nine assists, in 26 league appearances.