Real Madrid watching Joao Felix closely in case he turns into the new Mbappe
Joao Felix’s emergence on the European stage has not shocked Real Madrid.
The Benfica teenager became the youngest player (19 years and 152 days) to score a hat-trick in the Europa League when he got a treble against Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday.
In fact, those at the Santiago Bernabeu have had their eyes on him since he shone against Guti’s young Los Blancos in the UEFA Youth League two years back.
The attacker scored twice in that semi-final tie, making Real Madrid endeavor to verify his mark, and at last coming up short.
Club representatives were also at Benfica’s quarter-final with Frankfurt this week to watch Eintracht’s Luka Jovic, however rather were diverted by Felix’s splendor.
Real Madrid are aware that they could lose out on the teenager after his sudden rise to fame, much the same as they did with Kylian Mbappe two years prior.
Felix, whose agent is Jorge Mendes, has an attainable release clause of 120 million euros and at least two Premier League clubs can meet that this mid year.
Barcelona and a side from Italy are also known to be keen on the diva.
Benfica president Luis Filipe Vieira has been in negotiations with Felix and his representatives in order to get that release provision as much as 200 million euros with another agreement.
The 19-year-old has played a starring role in Benfica’s season so far, contributing with 15 goals and six assists in 36 games in all competitions.