Manchester United keen on £100m Benfica’s Joao Felix

Manchester United are planning to make a summer bid for Benfica 19-year-old attacking midfielder Joao Felix.

Manchester United scouts have been impressed by the Portuguese midfielder, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said to have received only positive feedbacks about the youngster according to reports.

Joao Felix was only promoted to the senior squad late in the previous year. But the 19-year-old has fashioned himself a way into the Lim light, scoring nine goals so far and providing five assists in 23 appearances for the club.

“The club went to see Felix in action and it was all positive. He is seen as a real talent.” An Old Trafford source told TheSun.

“He is definitely someone who is increasingly of interest. He is a clever playmaker and in a similar vein to Portugal legend Deco.

“The scouts saw him during the derby against Sporting Lisbon and he scored. There looks like there is going to be moves for him.”

Benfica are believed to be willing to open negotiations for the 19-year-old, but would demand a fee of around £100m for his signature. A figure which could further skyrocket, if the club successfully extends his current contract which still runs till 2023 in a bid to increase his market value.

Manchester United are however not alone in the chase, with Bayern Munich, Juventus and Real Madrid also keen on Joao Felix, among other European Giants also rumored to hold interests for the 19-year-old.

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