Arsenal, Manchester City and AS Monaco sent scouts to watch 18-year-old João Félix with Benfica B, according to reports in Portugal.
Thursday’s edition of O Jogo reports that representatives of the three teams turned up to watch the player last week. The youngster who made his debut for the Portugal u21s in October is clearly starting to catch the eyes of the big clubs.
Félix is a versatile player who can play almost anywhere in the forward positions. This season has largely started on the left-wing, but also on the right, in attacking midfield or at centre-forward.
Wherever he plays, the youngster is in great form at the moment. He has four goals and two assists in his last five matches.
Unfortunately, the Portuguese side reportedly have a €60m (£52m) release clause in the youngster’s contract. I can’t imagine even a goal a game would be enough to convince Arsenal to pay that much.
Plus the North London club already have a great crop of youngsters coming through at the moment. The likes of Reiss Nelson, Joe Willock and Eddie Nketiah are all knocking on the door of the first team.
Félix has more opportunities to impress on international duty this week, as the youngest player called up with the u21s. Portugal’s youth side play Liechtenstein on Friday 23rd and Switzerland on Sunday 27th March.