Man Utd and City face fight for £105m Joao Felix with Portuguese sensation ‘tempted by Atletico Madrid transfer’ as he ponders future on beach


IT is no wonder Benfica superstar Joao Felix looked so relaxed as he soaked up the sun on holiday.

The Portuguese youngster is one of the hottest prospects in Europe with Manchester United and Man City interested in summer bids. 

 Joao Felix looked to have little concern over where his future lies


Joao Felix looked to have little concern over where his future liesCredit: Splash News
 The Portuguese superstar is hot prospect across Europe


The Portuguese superstar is hot prospect across EuropeCredit: Splash News

It is believed Pep Guardiola’s side have already stolen a march by offering the 19-year-old a £100,000-a-week, five-year deal.

Felix is obviously in no rush to make a decision on his future and is instead taking time out to relax on the beach in Ibiza.

He was snapped having a kick about with friends and cooling off in the ocean.

Felix has every reason to treat himself to a holiday after being part of the squad that was crowned Nations League champions on Sunday.

Benfica are resigned to letting him make a big money switch across Europe and know competition for his signature is rife.

So they are ready to command a £105million transfer fee believing one of the giants will cave in and stump up his the cash.

Atletico Madrid are also reportedly in the race as they eye a long-term replacement for outbound Antoine Griezmann.

The Portuguese ace scored 20 times and added 11 assists as Benfica pipped Porto to the Primeira Liga title and reached the Europa League quarter-finals.

Recently, Benfica president Luis Filipe Vieira admitted the only way they would cling on to Felix would be to sell him, but with a clause stating he would return to the club on loan for the upcoming season.

Vieira claimed: “We sit down with players and they say ‘president, I can earn €5m (£4.45m), president, do not make me stay here’.

“Joao Felix had a release clause of €60m (£53m) and we realised after two or three games that we must increase it to €120m (£105m).

“But it is Joao Felix and his family who will decide if he stays.

“If someone bids €120m (£105m) it is not worth dreaming that he will stay.

“We are trying everything to ensure he stays. But the only way is if we sell him and keep him another year.”

 Benfica have slapped a £105m release clause on the talent


Benfica have slapped a £105m release clause on the talentCredit: Splash News
Manchester City ‘trigger Joao Felix race with £106m offer for Benfica starlet’

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