Manchester United Transfer News: Man United will hold advance negotiations with Benfica over £106 million rated superstar.
Manchester United are pursuing squad reinforcements amid squad overhaul ahead of summer transfer window, as underwhelming campaign in the Premier league 2018/19 has compelled Ole Solskjaer to look for suitable replacements.
Additionally, the Red Devils lacked firepower upfront, which costed them several games, thus, there is an urgent requirement of bolstering the squad ahead of next season.
The 19-year-old has been a regular starter at Benfica this season and meanwhile, has amassed 20 goals and 11 assists in 43 appearances across all competitions .
Thus, arousing interests of several top European clubs to hire his services. However, his colossal buyout clause is being considered ‘too much’ for a 19-year-old, who is yet to prove his worth in the top competitions.
However, Benfica president Luis Filipe Vieira is adamant to not compromise and will stick to the asked price for the player. Although, it is further reported that Manchester United are ready to reach near the demands made by Benfica.
The Red Devils are reportedly ready to pay €90 million initially and will raise the funds by selling two of their stars, in order to hire the services of the Portuguese forward.
Presently, it is still yet to observe the response by Benfica for this offer as the Portuguese club are indelible on their demands.
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Manchester United have been joined by rivals City in the £105m race for Benfica wonderkid Joao Felix.
The 19-year-old Portugal playmaker is currently one of the most sought-after youngsters in world football.
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Manchester United’s season is over with the conclusion of the Premier league campaign 2018/19. Further, the Red Devils will kick-off their next campaign against Perth Glory in the first friendly during their off-season tour.