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Manchester City are in pole position to sign Benfica’s 19-year-old midfield prodigy João Félix – but he’ll come at a cost. According to the Sun, they can expect to pay the player’s €120m release clause in full if they beat Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus to the young whippet’s signature. Txiki Begiristain, City’s director of football, “is believed to have held initial talks over a deal with the Portuguese club’s hierarchy,” they report, and is trying to convince them to accept a lower up-front sum “by adding performance-based bonuses to their offer”.
The Evening Standard says Felix is not the only Benfica teenager City want to sign, with the English club competing with United (again) and Barcelona for 16-year-old Ronaldo Camara, “one of the most sought-after prospects in world football”. Other than the midfield, they report of Pep Guardiola that “a top quality left back is now among his priorities”, alongside “another centre back”, while the Spaniard “is also considering adding to his attack”. So, to summarise, he doesn’t need a new goalkeeper.
Source: Football News
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