Felix a 19-year-old has ascended to unmistakable quality for the Lisbon-based monsters this season and got 20 objectives while enrolling 11 helps for the club, who recovered the Portuguese top flight. It is said by the fresh report that ‘all paths lead to Felix’ for Atleti, despite ‘strong interest from both Manchester sides’.
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The season is less than two months left and many clubs have begun to look at potential incomings ahead of next season. Latest reports from Italy claim that Arsenal are planning on making a bid for Benfica left-back Alejandro Grimaldo.
The Spaniard has been impressive during his time in Portugal and is one of the top-rated young left back in Europe. Spanish side Atletico Madrid are also looking at the 23-year-old as they look to replace Lucas Hernandez. The French defender recently made a move to Bayern Munich this week for a record fee of €80 million.
Wolves have enjoyed a good return to the Premier League as they are the highest ranked promoted side in the League. It has been an excellent debut season for manager Nuno Espirito Santo as he has been able to assemble a team capable of beating the top teams in the league.
One player that played a huge role in this run is Mexico international Raul Jimenez. The forward currently on loan from Portuguese side Benfica has proven to be a masterstroke transfer for the Premier League side.
Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has refuted claims of a possible move to Benfica, insisting that a move to his homeland is not a part of his plans at the moment.
Since his Old Trafford sacking, Mourinho has linked with the managerial job at Portuguese League outfit Benfica but the Portuguese gaffer has ruled out any chances of moving to Portugal.
On Wednesday, Benfica’s hard work proved to be fruitful as it finished its campaign of Champions League with a win over the team of AEK Athens with a score of 2-0. Neither of the 2 teams was in contention for the knockout stage, and the club of Benfica was already at the 3rd position and had already secured a spot in the upcoming round of thirty-two of the Europa League.
The match was poised well between both the team until the 88th minute when Alex Grimaldo of Benfica scored the first and only goal of the match with a properly-struck free kick on the wall. Despite getting many opportunities to hit the goal both teams were unable to make the most out of it. However, Grimaldo proved to be an exception to it. In the post-match show, Alex Grimaldo said: “We had a great match, and definitely deserved this win.” He added, “We tried until the last minute and I am delighted that we managed to do it.”
Benfica has reportedly offered Joao Felix a new contract containing a 105 million release clause. £ (120 million) among rumors, he is wanted by Chelsea. According to Mirror Chris, Hatherall, Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has watched the progress of Felix in this season. Current contract No. 10 contains a 45 million release clause £ (51.5 million €). Per Hatherall, according to sources in Portugal, Felix is on the verge of signing the new contract with Benfica and could put pen on paper for documentation on Monday.
The 18-year-old has broken the first team of Benfica this season and produced two goals and a help in the 190 minutes play. That game time has come across eight looks, with Felix spending time on both flanks and in an attacked midfield game. His first goal will live long in the memory of Benfica fans, per Portuguese football team expert Jan Hagen: The teenager has also been impressed with the under-21 side of Portugal.
Benfica manager RuiVitória is proud of his team after they win their game against Porto by 1-0. The match leaves Benfica at the top of the table with 17 points. He said that it was important to win this game to show to the rest of the league that they are a serious contender for the title.
RuiVitória said that it was not an easy game as Porto is a very good side. He said that his players had to be at their best in order to win the game and that he is proud of what they have achieved. He said that his players have been magnificent since the start of this season and that they have shown their quality yet again in the match against Porto.