The last time, here at Vital Manchester United, we mentioned the talented young Portuguese attacker, Joao Felix, our article didn’t hold up much hope of the Benfica player coming to Old Trafford.
Our article, Click Here, covered the suggestion that our near-neighbours, Manchester City, had snuck ahead of us in the race to acquire the teenager’s services by opening talks with his club, Benfica.
Today, the name of Manchester United is again mentioned in the same sentence as that of the 19-year-old by the Mirror, with our source claiming that the Benfica president, Luis Fillipe Vieira, may be willing to agree to a sale, to another club, but with strings attached.
It seems that Benfica will sanction the sale of Joao Felix but only if they can retain his services for a further season.
Now, that is a practice that has been sanctioned by other clubs in order to snare a talent but will it be the case this time around?
I’m asking the question because it’ll be, in my opinion, a brave club that is willing to pay in excess of £100 million for a player knowing that they’ll not be able to utilise him until the 2019 / 2020 season whilst also running the risk that a serious injury could be sustained during the loan spell.
Can you see Manchester United going down that route?
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