Manchester United and Manchester City will both bid £105m for Benfica sensation Joao Felix, according to reports.
The Sun state that both Manchester clubs are monitoring Felix, who scored 15 goals and recorded 7 assists for Benfica in the league last season.
Those stats are impressive for any 19-year-old and it’s no wonder Felix is attracting so much attention this summer. All of the big clubs are searching for the next big thing, but who will it be? There’s Jadon Sancho at Borussia Dortmund and Callum Hudson-Odoi, two England internationals gathering interest from around Europe, but Felix and Matthjis de Ligt appear to be the foreign equivalents for youthful brilliance on the pitch.
The report references Leroy Sane’s uncertain future at City, stating that Pep Guardiola is still prepared to sanction the deal to sign Felix even if the German winger remains at the Etihad.
A source from City was quoted by The Sun: “There will be discussions with Leroy’s people but they will looking at bringing in Felix regardless.
“He can play anywhere across the front line and the belief is he could be a generational talent but we don’t want to go to high in price.
“The club are scouring the world for an eventual Aguero successor and Pep believes Sane, Sterling and Felix can all play down the middle.”
Felix is best as a No.10 and I’m still trying to work out what is Solskjaer’s best system as manager because towards the end of the season any shape our team had went out the window.
For something that started so well when Solskjaer came in as caretaker manager, how did it end so poorly and all of a sudden?