As we expected we would have, it seems Liverpool have made enquiries to Benfica about hotshot Joao Felix.
The 19-year-old has plundered six goals in his past four games and is probably the most exciting teenager on the world stage right now – with his latest effort from Monday evening going viral due to its brilliance and similarity to Gini Wijnaldum’s Cardiff goal.
RMC Sport’s honcho Mohamed Bouhafsi tweeted last night that Liverpool are among four sides who’ve asked Benfica about the youngster, including Juventus and both Manchester clubs.
The Portuguese have stuck an extremely high €120m valuation on his head – which Bouhafsi claims has not yet been met by any of the interested parties.
4 clubs se sont d’ores et déjà positionnés auprès de l’entourage de la pépite de Benfica João Félix : Man City (Pep est fan du joueur) la Juventus Turin, Liverpool et Man United. Le joueur va quitter Benfica cet été ! La clause est 120M€ mais pas sur d’être atteinte.
— Mohamed Bouhafsi (@mohamedbouhafsi) April 23, 2019
In terms of reliability, he’s very good. Bouhafsi was one of the first journalists to break our interest and bid for Lyon’s Nabil Fekir last summer – as well as the signing of Fabinho after the Champions League Final.
So while we’re excited we have a genuine interest in Felix, we’re not expecting anything imminently, especially considering the money involved for a player who would simply not walk into our first-XI.
That’s an issue for the Reds this summer: we need another forward, but how do we sign one with the appropriate quality who’s happy to wait for chances behind Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino?