The Portuguese press today brings two completely different stories about how close is João Félix’s future is to being sorted.
One of them comes from Correio da Manhã. They say that his agent Jorge Mendes is about to have ‘decisive’ meetings with Manchester City and Real Madrid.
And by decisive, they mean that Félix’s destination could be decided on Tuesday, since it’s just a matter of taking one of the two offers.
Correio da Manhã says Manchester City are the best positioned, offering a fee of €120m plus a salary of €6m net per season.
Although Real Madrid don’t get to those numbers, it’s claimed they ‘haven’t given up’ on signing Félix, and in the end it’s the player who will take the decision.
Given Madrid’s other spending already this summer, and that they’re targeting a midfielder, maybe they’re just here for window dressing.
Correio da Manhã also says that both Félix and Jorge Mendes want to sort the situation as soon as possible so he can go on vacation with his future decided.
However, newspaper A Bola says the opposite. They claim that Félix has already travelled to Ibiza, and even show a picture of him taking a plane to Spain.
They say the 19-year-old is set to leave a list of clubs all waiting for his decision, while he rests and thinks about what will be better for his career. That would include the option to stay at Benfica for another year.
Those who want Félix are said to be Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus, Atletico Madrid and Paris Saint Germain.
The only club who have their offer highlighted is Manchester City, with the numbers being exactly the same as those reported by Correio da Manhã.