João Félix’s first Manchester City bid is finally reported with a bit more weight by the Portuguese press.
Outlet Correio da Manhã comes up with a narrative saying City are offering €120m for the Benfica star.
It’s claimed that the 19-year-old has a deal of four or five years on the table, from which he would make €4.5m net per season.
Correio da Manhã claims that Benfica have already gotten the ‘informal’ bid from Pep Guardiola’s side, who still didn’t make things official because of the Financial Fair Play.
By offering this amount, the Premier League champions would be triggering the player’s release clause.
Correio da Manhã didn’t have anything about a bid from City in Tuesday’s newspaper, so this should be a piece of information they’ve learned through the day.
It had earlier been said that four clubs made bids for João Félix, some with the amount of €120m, with the Cityzens being one of them.
However, the story always sounds more serious when it’s particular about one certain club.
There would still be some questions about the claims. Going in at €120m appears over the top from any club, and dragging FFP into the equation is a little suspect.
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