Lionel Messi is beginning to slowly fade away, no doubt, but he has asked Barcelona to invest 100 million euros on signing his successor during the summer.
From an expectation of three trophies, Barca were forced to only settle for one taste of success.
Benfica superstar Joao Felix has been shortlisted by the Blaugrana as an attacking option, according to Sportskeeda.
Naturally a striker, the 19-year-old can readjust to a winger’s role which Barcelona need to fill in for. But signing Felix is not going to be as easy as the paper’s say.
The likes of Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Juventus are in the hunt for Felix’s services.
A move for the Portugal international will cost the Spanish champions more than 100 million euros, a price that Barcelona are gladly prepared to pay.
Joao Felix has been a big-time discovery in the 2018/19 campaign and is on Juventus’ radar on the recommendation of Cristiano Ronaldo.
All signs pointed towards him moving to Turin, but the Catalans will approach him on Messi’s request and they can give him a similar environment as Portugal.
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