Manchester United send scouts to watch Liverpool and Wolves target
Manchester United sent scouts to watch Benfica prodigy Joao Felix on Saturday, as the competition for the youngster’s signature intensifies.
United scouts were in attendance at the Estadio da Luz as Benfica clinched the Primeira Liga title. Felix scored in a 4-1 win over Santa Clara.
The future of Portuguese starlet Joao Felix looked set to be one of the transfer sagas of the summer.
A host of leading clubs across Europe have been claimed to be interested in a 19-year-old attacker who has been groomed as the natural successor to Cristiano Ronaldo.
And sure enough wherever there’s a Jorge Mendes client, there’s a link to Wolves too – with a regular supply of stories claiming a Molineux move could be on the cards.
Reports in Portugal claimed recently that Felix could be about to remain at Benfica as Mendes negotiates a bigger contract, but the biggest names around the continent are clearly continuing to keep tabs on him.
Felix was recently asked about his future and said: “My dream is always to play for the big teams and in the big competitions, but as I’ve already said, I am here and I am very happy at Benfica, who are also a big European team.”
When asked if a club paying his reported buyout clause was “crazy”, Felix said: “Maybe, yes.
“But I don’t understand the market or values, they are things for agents and presidents. I confine myself to playing.”
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