Joao Felix is one of the most expensive summer options for Manchester United.
The Benfica sensation has had a tremendous breakout season, scoring 19 goals and providing eight assists.
At just 19-year-old, he is an exciting prospect. The problem is Benfica’s high asking price. They want clubs to pay up his £105 million release clause, The Mail report.
It’s a staggering fee, so no wonder United are hesitating to pay up. That could change this week.
A chance to prove his value
This week Joao Felix is in line to star for Portugal in the UEFA Nations League.
After an excellent end to the season with Benfica, international success would be the icing on the cake.
Portugal take on Switzerland in the semi-final tonight, and then the winner of England and Holland at the weekend if they get through.
Joao Felix has an opportunity to star alongside and even outshine Cristiano Ronaldo.
Strong performances to lead Portugal to victory will prove that his whopping £105 million price can be justified.
It might be exactly what United need to take action and pay up for his signature.
Woodward may decide to do so anyway, but a strong Nations League showing will accelerate United’s decision, especially with the fear of other clubs paying up.