Premier League champions Manchester City are interested in signing one of the best young players in European football.
This is according to Sky Sports which revealed that the Citizens have already registered their interest in highly rated Benfica attacker Joao Felix.
The young Portuguese forward has set European football alight in the colours of Benfica this season and that has understandably attracted the interest of the bigger clubs like Manchester City and Manchester United.
The Red Devils are one of the clubs keen to sign the 19-year-old but they may miss out on him to their city rivals.
Manchester United won’t play Champions League football and that could be a drawback if they are to sign quality players like Joao Felix.
The Red Devils sealed their Champions League fate following the disappointing 1-1 draw with the Premier League’s bottom club Huddersfield Town.
The Terriers were able to earn a very good point at home to Manchester United thus derailing the Red Devils’ Champions League fate.
Joao Felix produced his best performance of the season when he netted a hattrick to lead Benfica to a 4-2 win over German Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt in the first leg of their Europa League quarterfinal tie.
He’s the youngest treble goalscorer in the competition and the teen sensation could be playing for Manchester City next season though the Citizens might need to pay his £105m release clause at Benfica.