15 goals attacker confirm Manchester United interest in signing him this summer

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Manchester United summer target Joao Felix has insisted he will let “things happen naturally” regarding his future at Benfica.

The 19-year-old has emerged as one of the most exciting talents in the world and is attracting the interest of Europe’s biggest teams.

Juventus and Real Madrid have also been linked with a move for the teenager, who scored 15 league goals and provided seven assists for Benfica as they won the Primeira Liga title.

He also netted a hat-trick during Benfica’s 4-2 win over Eintracht Frankfurt in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final.

He tweeted: “#ManchesterUnited are really interested in signing #JoaoFelix from #Benfica for €120M and they could pay the clause.

“Contacts ongoing. #RedDevils have offered to him a contract until 2024 (€6M plus bonus at year).”

The €120m (£105m) would smash the record £89m fee United splashed out on Paul Pogba three years ago.

Despite the speculation, Felix has made it clear he’s more than happy to stay at Benfica.

“I think that time will tell,” he told the club’s official website.

“I’m good here, I’m very happy, I love the club, I adore these fans who adore me.

“I want to enjoy the moment, play football, have fun doing what I like, and then, over time, things happen naturally.

“I am very happy in Benfica.”

And club president Luis Felipe Vieira also seems confident of holding onto the attacker.

“He has a five-year contract and we don’t need to renew it,” he said recently.

“He has a clause of 120 million euros, we are not worried.”

 

 

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