Real Madrid, Barcelona interest in Benfica’s Joao Felix

Real Madrid and Barcelona are among the clubs interest in signing highly-rated Benfica teenager Joao Felix, report Diario AS.

The 19-year-old has risen to prominence for the Lisbon-based giants this season and has netted five goals in his last seven appearances.

That has led to the attack-minded midfielder being labelled as ‘the next Cristiano Ronaldo’ while Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Manchester United have also scouted the player.

Felix has scored in both Lisbon derbies this campaign and currently has a €120m release clause on a deal through to 2023, which Benfica are keen to improve.

The player is said to be versatile and can operate in a number of attacking positions, while he starred in the UEFA Youth League semi-finals in 2016-17 against Madrid.

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