Manchester United’s quest to bring one of the most talented young attacking talents, in Europe, to the club continues to generate column inches in the media.
But whether such a bold move will prove to be successful or not remains shrouded in mystery.
The player in question is the Benfica and Portugal U21 star, Joao Felix.
At just 19-years-of-age, Joao Felix is already rated so highly that it will take an extraordinary bid to land his services.
To that effect, the red-top publication, the Mirror is reporting that Manchester United are ready to get the transfer ball rolling by offering Benfica a fee of £100 million for the youngster.
But, as you’d expect, his performances have attracted the attention of other clubs, with one such club being Real Madrid.
However, United’s chances of signing the player may have increased slightly with the Spanish news source, Marca reporting that the Bernabeu based club has now dropped out of the running preferring, instead, to concentrate on securing the services of the Chelsea maestro Eden Hazard.
But, sat here in the editorial chair, I have a major concern.
Lurking in the pages of the news source, HITC is the inference that our near-neighbours, Manchester City, could be on the verge of stealing a march on United with this particular source implying that the current Premier League champions have already held talks with the directors of Benfica about concluding a move.
Convincing such a prestigious young talent to join United was always going to be a hard task, even more so without Champions League football next season but to possibly lose him to our near-neighbours’ would, in my opinion, be something approaching a catastrophe.
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