Manchester United are very interested in signing Portuguese international and Benfica sensation Joao Felix.
According to Record, officials from Man Utd and Atletico Madrid were present to watch the youngster in Benfica’s final league game of the season on Saturday. The Primeira Liga club won 4-1 against Santa Clara to win the title and Felix was on the score-sheet.
The Portuguese outlet have mentioned that the Red Devils have entered negotiations and they are even willing to secure the signing by paying the player’s mammoth release clause of 120 million euros (£105million).
On the other hand, the Rojiblancos are looking to lure Felix to replace Griezmann, who has already confirmed his departure from the club (Record).
Felix mainly became a regular starter for Benfica in the second half of the recently concluded campaign and his form has been sensational.
The 19-year-old attacker started 21 league games for the Portuguese giants and directly contributed in no fewer than 24 goals (15 goals and 9 assists). Overall, he made 43 appearances, netted 20 goals and provided 11 assists.
Manchester United do lack quality and depth in their attacking third and luring a versatile playmaker like Felix would be top capture.
The teenage starlet can effectively play on either flank and also as a center forward but he has mainly excelled for Benfica in the role of a secondary striker. It will be intriguing to see how Solskjaer would utilize Felix if he does end up moving to Old Trafford.
In your view, should United break their transfer record to sign him?