Man Utd scout Benfica starlet amid Liverpool rumours

Date published: Wednesday 30th January 2019 11:56

Manchester United reportedly scouted Benfica starlet Joao Felix on Tuesday night with the playmaker continuing to dazzle for his club.

The 19-year-old has scored five goals and laid on two assists for his team-mates in his 11 appearances in the league – six of those starts – for Benfica this season.

The Portuguese side beat Boavista 5-1 on Tuesday and Felix carried on his impressive form when called upon with a goal and an assist.

Felix has played as both a midfielder and, more recently, as a striker for Benfica, with his displays reportedly attracting interest from German sides Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich.

And the Independent claims that United had a scout out watching Felix’s progress while they were drawing with Burnley 2-2 in the Premier League.

As well as the two Bundesliga outfits, Atletico Madrid are understood to be keen and a separate report in SportBild (via Sport Witness) claims Liverpool are ‘showing interest’.

While earlier in January the Reds reportedly tried – and failed – in an attempt to sign Felix from Benfica for a fee in excess of £60million.

 

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