Manchester United ‘planning summer swoop for Benfica wonderkid Joao Felix’

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Manchester United ‘planning summer swoop for Benfica wonderkid Joao Felix’ but Portuguese club are demanding £100m for young star

  • Man United scouts have been regularly watching Benfica starlet Joao Felix
  • Old Trafford club ‘are likely to make a bid for the 19-year-old forward in summer’
  • They will likely face competition from Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and others
  • Felix has impressed this season with nine goals and five assists for Benfica 

Adam Shergold for MailOnline

Manchester United are ‘planning a summer swoop for Benfica sensation Joao Felix’ this summer but the Portuguese club are demanding £100million for the 19-year-old.

The Portuguese midfielder has left Old Trafford scouts dispatched to watch him on numerous occasions this season highly impressed.

Attacking player Felix is in outstanding form of late, scoring three goals and contributing three assists as Benfica have won their last three matches as they chase leaders Porto in the Primeira Liga.

Manchester United 'are preparing a summer swoop for Benfica wonderkid Joao Felix'

Manchester United 'are preparing a summer swoop for Benfica wonderkid Joao Felix'

Manchester United ‘are preparing a summer swoop for Benfica wonderkid Joao Felix’

The 19-year-old forward continues to impress for the Portuguese club, who value him highly

The 19-year-old forward continues to impress for the Portuguese club, who value him highly

The 19-year-old forward continues to impress for the Portuguese club, who value him highly

According to The Sun, United will launch a bid to sign Felix this summer after scouts reported back to interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with glowing praise.

However, Benfica are reportedly demanding a hefty £100m for a player they believe could become one of the best in the world.

An Old Trafford source told the paper: ‘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.’

United scouts have fed back positive reports on Felix to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

United scouts have fed back positive reports on Felix to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

United scouts have fed back positive reports on Felix to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Felix has scored nine goals and contributed five assists for Benfica this season to date

Felix has scored nine goals and contributed five assists for Benfica this season to date

Felix has scored nine goals and contributed five assists for Benfica this season to date

United will almost certainly face strong competition from other elite European clubs, including Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, for the teenager’s signature in the summer.

In total, Portugal under-21 international Felix has scored nine goals and contributed five assists in 23 outings this season.

He scored in their recent 5-1 win over Boavista and in the 4-2 away victory at local rivals Sporting Lisbon in front of watching scouts.

Felix also found the net in last weekend’s 10-0 thrashing of Nacional.

 

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