It’s a competitive market out there when it comes to signing young, talented footballers who you believe will become stars of the modern game.
The top clubs have enormous scouting networks eager to spot somebody who can, in the future, make himself a mainstay of the first eleven.
With that being the case, there are always going to be cases where clubs express an interest in a player but are then beaten to his signature.
Recently, the transfer grapevine has linked Manchester United, among others, with the possible signing of the talented teenage Portuguese attacking midfielder, Joao Felix.
At just 19-years-of-age, the player, currently on the books of Benfica, is tipped to have a huge future in the game.
However, the tabloid publication, the Mirror, is convinced that future will not be at Old Trafford and is reporting that both Barcelona and Real Madrid are ahead of Manchester United when it comes to possible destinations.
Clearly, the teenager fancies remaining on the Iberian Peninsula as opposed to coming to the UK.
A case of some you win and some you lose.
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