Benfica wonderkid Joao Felix set to snub Manchester City and Manchester United to join Atletico Madrid

Joao Felix could snub Manchester City and Manchester United this summer in order join Atletico Madrid, according to reports.

The Benfica forward is wanted by a host of top clubs around Europe this summer after an impressive breakthrough season.


Joao Felix has a release clause of £105million

The 19-year-old scored 19 goals and provided eight assists and his performances have attracted plenty of suitors.

Both United and City are said to be interested in meeting his £105m release clause, with Italian champions Juventus also keen to bring him to Turin.

However, Atletico appear to have jumped to the front of the queue in the race for the teenager as Diego Simeone’s plans a summer rebuild of his squad.


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Spanish newspaper AS claim the starlet is hoping for a move to the Wanda Metropolitano after being convinced by his agent Jorge Mendes.

Felix was said to have been doubting a move before Mendes stepped in and explained Atleti’s stature in Europe and ambitions for the future.

Atleti boss Simeone is planning a busy summer in the transfer market


Atleti boss Simeone is planning a busy summer in the transfer market

Los Colchoneros have made the Portugal international their No. 1 target as they prepare for life without their talisman Antoine Griezmann, who is to leave the club over the coming weeks.

Simeone will also have to deal with the departures of Juanfran, Diego Godin and Lucas Hernandez this summer.

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