Real Madrid preparing move for Joao Felix
There has been numerous midfielders linked with Real Madrid in past few months.
According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Real Madrid are preparing move for Benfica midfielder Joao Felix.
The 19-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.
The Portugal international joined Benfica in 2015. His contract expires in the summer of 2023.
Felix has scored 8 goals and assisted 3 more across all competitions this season.
The 19-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in Portugal.
Joao Felix has represented Portugal at Under-18, Under-19 and Under-21 level, winning 14 caps and scoring 6 goals.
His impressive performances this season have apparently caught the eye of some of Europe’s big clubs.
Florentino Pérez is a known admirer of the player and is reportedly keen on the idea of bringing him this summer.
Joao Felix would provide a good variety to Real Madrid’s midfield.
According to Tribalfootball (via AS), “Real Madrid have joined the interest in Benfica midfielder Joao Felix. AS says Real Madrid have been aware of Félix’s prowess ever since he destroyed Guti’s under-19s in the UEFA Youth League semi-finals in 2016-17 with a brace. And the Bernabéu has been keeping close tabs on him since then. Benfica received a 60-million-euro offer from an unnamed Premier League club for Féilx in January and responded by handing him a pay rise and hiking his release clause to 120 million euros. The Portugal under-21 international is under contract at the Estádio da Luz until 2023 and Benfica are working on an improved deal and a another bump in his clause to 200 million euros.”
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If Real Madrid are genuinely interested, a deal would not be impossible to complete.
Signing the 19-year-old in the summer transfer window would be a masterstroke from Florentino Pérez.
How strong that interest is and whether Real Madrid will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.