Joao Felix didn’t get on the pitch for Portugal’s victory over the Netherlands on Sunday. The youngster hadn’t managed to impress against Switzerland last week so found himself out of the Nations League final.
It was a sign that the 19 year old isn’t quite there yet. He’s had a brilliant breakthrough season with Benfica, but like all talents he’ll need time and experience to get to a level of consistency.
Monday’s edition of AS compares the youngster to Fernando Torres and Sergio Ageuro and how they came through to shine as youngsters… at Atletico Madrid.
Diego Simeone’s side are keen on Felix, and AS says that along with Manchester City they have ‘no doubt’ the Benfica player will become one of the greats.
Manchester City, Atletico, and other ‘European greats’ are therefore ready and willing for the ‘fierce race’ to sign him this summer.
The Portuguese international may prefer the style of football on offer under Pep Guardiola, in comparison to what he’d find with Simeone.
Much will come down to the deal offered to the Lisbon club.