Juventus To 'Reach Agreement' Over The Signing Of João Félix From Benfica
The highly rated João Félix could be ready to leave Benfica at the end of the season after it has been reported that Juventus will reportedly reach an agreement with the player's agent.
The 19-year-old Portuguese forward, who has been labelled as the 'next Cristiano Ronaldo,' has been in brilliant form for his club this season, which included scoring a hat-trick in Benfica's 4-2 first-leg Europa League clash against Eintracht Frankfurt last week.
Well, it looks like the reigning Serie A champions have no intention of allowing another of Europe's top clubs to snap him up at the end of the season.
According to Diario AS, Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici will be meeting with Félix's agent, Jorge Mendes, on Tuesday and hopes to reach an agreement over the player.
Mendes had worked closely with the Old Lady last summer over the high-profile transfer of Ronaldo from Real Madrid and the signing of João Cancelo from Valencia.
The Juventus uppers are ready to release the funds needed to sign Félix, who has a release clause of €120m.
The Spanish newspaper added that the Italian club would be able to make their money back by sanctioning the sale of Paulo Dybala to Bayern Munich in the summer.
Benfica are keen to increase Félix's release clause amid interest from clubs like Juventus, Atlético Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Manchester United.
Last month, Benfica president Luís Filipe Vieira revealed that the club were working on raising the Portugal under-21 international's release clause.
"Right now we are not interested in selling João Félix, and soon we will increase his release clause," he told Tuttosport (via Football Espana).
"He is one of the best products to have emerged from Portuguese football since Cristiano Ronaldo."
While Félix's current deal with the club expires in 2023, he has hinted that his future is away from the club.
"My dream has always been to play for the biggest clubs in Europe," he told Marca.
"Spain or England? I would prefer to play in Spain."
Should Félix sign for Juventus? Or should he wait for Real Madrid or Barcelona to come knocking?
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