With the UCL in mind, Massimiliano Allegri’s team is bound to try and make a huge splash in this upcoming transfer window, with a handful of players like Douglas Costa and Sami Khedira most likely heading out the door.
But, the player that might as well be on his way out is Paulo Dybala, as the Argentinean has failed to improve and step up when needed, so The Old Lady may be looking to dig deep in the market to find a potential replacement.
Moreover, it looks like the team has been given the green light by Cristiano Ronaldo – the team’s biggest star – to make a run at one of his compatriots, Benfica’s Joao Felix.
According to Spanish outlet AS, CR7 has urged the Bianconeri to pursue the Portuguese 19-year-old, as the striker has exceeded all expectations ever since making his professional debut with the Eagles’ first team.
The striker already has plenty of suitors waiting on his doorstep, with teams of the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Atletico, and Barcelona also interested in his services.
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However, La Vecchia Signora is the frontrunner to get him right now, as he’s also eager to join forces with his idol under Massimiliano Allegri’s command.
Benfica are reluctant to let him go so easily, though, as they’re unwilling to engage in talks for less than €120 million.
So far, the 19-year-old has scored 18 goals to go along with 10 assists in 39 caps for Benfica, and he’s already been called up for Portugal’s national team, taking the world for assault as one of the most promising goalscorers in the world, and having Cristiano’s guidance would definitely make him even better in no time.