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Tuesday, 23rd April, 2019
 Nigeria   ::   News
Manchester United want Joao Felix as Juan Mata replacement?
Feb 08, 2019
By: Amarachukwu Akaigwe

Manchester United are  according to report peeping  Benfica attacking midfielder Joao Felix ahead of the summer transfer window.

The Red Devils are planning ahead for next season, despite the uncertainty over who will be their permanent manager from the summer onwards.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is now considered the leading contender to take charge after impressing during his caretaker spell at Old Trafford, though Mauricio Pochettino, Antonio Conte and Zinedine Zidane may also still be in contention.

One player who may not be part of the new era at United is Juan Mata, who is supposedly close to departing as the club are unwilling to give him the two-year contract he is after.

ESPN suggests that Benfica star Felix, labelled the new Cristiano Ronaldo by some, could be on his way to Manchester to fill the void left by ageing midfielder Mata.

Felix only made his senior debut in August but he has caught the attention of many clubs, including Real Madrid, Barcelona and Chelsea, with the latter sending scouts to watch him against Sporting Lisbon this week.

The 19-year-old found the net against Sporting - his eighth goal of the season - to become the youngest player to score in the Lisbon derby.






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