NEWS
Tuesday March 5 2019
Real Madrid keen on 'new Ronaldo' Joao Felix

Real Madrid retain a strong interest in signing Benfica teenage star Joao Felix but Juventus ‘lead the race’, according to Diario AS.

The 19-year-old has risen to prominence for the Lisbon-based giants this season and has netted 11 goals for the club, who now lead the Portuguese top flight.

Felix has netted in two Lisbon derbies against Sporting CP this season and also scored against FC Porto in a key title clash this weekend.

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 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.

Football Italia website