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Opinion: Man City Target Joao Felix Too Much Of an Expensive Gamble – Agree?

The latest sporting 'WonderKid' doing the rounds and rumoured to be wanted by all the big clubs is Portugal's, Joao Felix.

The latest sporting ‘WonderKid’ doing the rounds and rumoured to be wanted by all the big clubs is Portugal’s, Joao Felix.

The Benfica man is rumoured to be valued at around £120 million by the Portuguese club. Following a supposed rejection of an opening bid from Real Madrid of £80 million, it seems they aren’t particularly looking to cash in on the man that could be the future of the club.

Despite Benfica seemingly not wanting to sell, there are a number of links between Felix and English Champions Man City that just cannot be ignored. Felix is very friendly with fellow Portuguese player Bernado Silva, add to this that both players have super agent Jorge Medes behind them, meaning that if any club could get this done super-rich City are certainly one of them.

There are a number of reasons however, for City not to go through with the transfer. The main being the cost, £120 million is a hell of a lot of money and with a bid of £80 million already rejected it is going to take an astronomical offer to get him to move to England.

Yes he may be the next big player and in a few years he may challenge the worlds elite players, but that is a gamble, a very expensive one at that. Why not go for a more experienced world beater, and probably save yourself at least 20-30 million in the process.

There are reasons why Man City will likely table a bid for Felix. Felix is unreal for his age, scoring 18 goals in 33 games for Benfica this season and he became the youngest player to score a Europa League hat trick since Sergio Aguero in April. However, its a big step from the Portuguese League and the Europa League to the Premier League and the Champions League.

One that a 120m gamble may not be worth.

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