The Portuguese playmaker has exceeded all expectations so far for the Eagles and he looks ready to take a step forward on his development by facing a bigger challenge, while some scouts think he’s still a bit rough in both ends and would need more time at Portugal before taking the leap.
Still, La Liga giants Real Madrid and Barcelona are both very interested in the 19-year-old forward, with Juventus, and Bayern Munchen also following his steps, as reported by Marca.
However, Bayern Munchen’s president Uli Hoeness has already ruled out the possibility of signing him this summer, as he feels like Benfica’s asking price of €120m is way over the top:
“There definitely won’t be a 100 million euro transfer this year, but I have to admit that ten years ago I couldn’t have imagined spending 80 million euros,” Hoeness told DPA (via Marca).
Marca claims Barcelona and Real Madrid are also reluctant to meet Benfica’s asking price for the wonderkid. However, they’d be interested in trying to engage in talks to try and work something out.
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As for Juventus, the team is currently on a prime position to make a run at the forward, as he’s already expressed his desire to play next to Cristiano Ronaldo, his biggest idol growing up. Moreover, with them already being knocked out of this year’s UEFA Champions League and Paulo Dybala most likely heading out the door, he’d be a perfect signing for La Vecchia Signora.
So far, Felix has scored 11 goals and handed out 7 assists in 21 caps for the Eagles, and the club has already made it clear that they won’t let him go so easily.