Joao Felix is one of the most promising talents in European football, and Manchester United are being linked with a sensational £100 million move for the Benfica sensation.
The 19-year-old forward has made 13 appearances Primeira Liga appearances for Benfica – starting eight – but has been in impressive form, scoring seven goals and providing three assists.
His form has attracted a number of European football’s giants, with Real Madrid and Barcelona having been linked with the youngster, but according to The Sun, Manchester United are ready to enter the race for his signature having sent scouts to watch him on a number of occasions.
They claim that United are ‘looking to launch a bid in the next transfer window’ with Benfica said to be ‘willing to sell the youngster’, although they have slapped a whopping £100 million price tag on his head.
A source is claimed to have told the newspaper: “The club went to see Felix in action and it was all positive. He is seen as a real talent.
“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.”
Manchester United have shown that they are not afraid of splashing the cash to bring the best young talents to Old Trafford, spending £31 million to sign Luke Shaw from Southampton in 2014, before signing Anthony Martial 12 months later in a deal which can rise to £57.6 million, both World Record fees for a teenager at the time.