Tier 1 source: Juventus to open talks with United reported target Joao Felix
- The attacking midfielder wants to play alongside Ronaldo.
- Juve will open talks this week.
- €120m is the release clause for Felix.
- Dybala could leave, as a result.
Fabrizio Romano from Sky Italia reports via Calcio Mercato that Joao Felix's most likely destination for the next season is Juventus.
The super talent from Benfica is eager to play alongside his idol Cristiano Ronaldo while the Italian club are equally eager to sign the player. This week, Felix's agent Jorge Mendes will meet Fabio Patarici, Juve's sporting director.
There's a possibility Juventus would have to free up some space and Paulo Dybala could be a likely candidate.
Imagine united linked to this story:— Brede de Mancunian (@asad_LUHG) April 15, 2019
United fans; why? We have Rashford and Martial, how will they develop?
Manchester United have been linked with the 19-year-old attacking midfielder, too. Club scouts have been spotted at Benfica games. Real Madrid have also been watching the player. Felix has 14 goals and 7 assists in 36 games this season (151 minutes per goal).
Can’t say I know loads about him other than what I’ve seen in clips. The figures being spoke of are huge, it would be some investment. Juve’s management rarely get these deals wrong, but not sure where it would leave Dybala for example.— Elio Salerno (@eliosalerno87) April 15, 2019
Benfica officials didn't really hope to keep Felix beyond the summer but they reportedly wanted at least €120m, the release clause, for their talent.