Benfica ‘reject €70million bid’ from Liverpool for 19-year-old

Liverpool splashing the cash?

Benfica have rejected a €70million bid from Liverpool for one of their most talented youngsters according to reports in Portugal.

Liverpool may have made some questionable moves in the past but their recent transfer record is very impressive.

Signings such as Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker have taken Liverpool to a whole new level despite questions over the money spent on each of them.

Sadio Mane is another great example of Liverpool’s recent business.

Now, Liverpool are being linked with another big-money move.

This time it’s a Benfica starlet who is reportedly in their sights.

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 12: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal from the penalty spot during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Liverpool FC at American Express Community Stadium on January 12, 2019 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Versatile forward for the future

Correio da Manha, as translated by Sport Witness, claim that Liverpool have bid €70million for 19-year-old João Félix.

Felix can play in many positions across the attack and has impressed since breaking through at Benfica.

He is predominantly seen to be an attacking midfielder but can also be deployed as either a right winger or a striker.

Felix has scored four goals and assisted one in nine Primeira Liga appearances, which is impressive for a youngster.

According to the report, that has lead to interest from Liverpool, Manchester City, Paris Saint Germain, Barcelona and Monaco.

Liverpool are said to have made the first move with their €70million bid but that isn’t enough for Benfica.

The Correio da Manha report claims that Benfica president Luís Felipe Vieira believes €70million is too cheap.

Felix recently signed a new deal with Benfica and currently has a €120million release clause.

If any of the sides listed above want to sign Felix, they may have to go all the way up to that stunning release clause.


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