‘New Ronaldo’ Joao Felix Can win the Ballon D’or – Agent
Benfica midfielder Joao Felix, who has been compared to
Cristiano Ronaldo and linked with Manchester United, is a future candidate for
the Ballon d’Or, his agent has said.
United are prepared to offer £100 million for the 19-year-old
in the summer, Diario AS has reported, with Real Madrid and Barcelona also monitoring
“Joao Felix is one of the best talents to have emerged
from the 1999 generation and has everything needed to become the most expensive
transfer in Portuguese football and even a candidate for the Ballon d’Or,”
agent Pedro Cordeiro said.
In November, Portugal under-21 international Felix signed a
new contract, which has a €120m release clause, until 2023.
“I’m in the best club in Portugal and one of the best
in the world,” he said at the time. “To be a part of the first team
is a dream come true.”
El Mundo Deportivo recently reported that Benfica were
considering offering Felix an improved deal with a view to increasing his
buyout clause to €200m.
Felix, promoted to Benfica’s first team in the summer, has
scored seven goals in 13 league appearances.
He came through Porto’s youth ranks before joining Benfica
in 2015, and in January was voted the best player in the league.
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