Cristiano Ronaldo: Man Utd and Man City target Felix in transfer decision because of idol

Cristiano Ronaldo: Man Utd and Man City target Felix in transfer decision because of idol

This summer is set to see another explosion of ludicrous transfer fees with several stars mooted for big signings.

Eden Hazard, Paul Pogba, Timo Werner, Christian Eriksen, Gareth Bale and Antoine Griezmann are just some of the high-profile names to be rumoured to want exits.

But one man that is being chased by the biggest clubs on the planet has reportedly made his choice – and it is all because of Ronaldo.

Benfica ace Felix has caught the attention of the footballing world after a stunning season at the Estadio da Luz.

Manchester United and Manchester City have both sent scouts to watch the 19-year-old extensively.

And there are reports indicating that they are prepared to fork out the full £103m release clause.

But CalcioMercato have revealed that Felix has snubbed interest from the Premier League so he can join up with his idol Ronaldo at Juventus.

Furthermore, the Old Lady have already started discussions with the starlet and his representatives.

Felix’s agent is none other than Jorge Mendes – one of the most influential agents in the sport and also Ronaldo’s.

Mendes’ relationship with Juve is considerably strong and was a major factor in Ronaldo’s own move to Turin.

Joao Cancelo also calls the Portuguese money-man his agent and was instrumental in his transfer to Juventus from Valencia in the summer as well.

CalcioMercato report that Mendes is keen on moving Felix to a top club as soon as possible and has put his client off signing a new deal at Benfica.

The Portuguese club look resigned to watching their prodigy go this summer but wanted to improve his release clause from £103m to £172m.

Juve may have to offload some players to balance the books and Paulo Dybala has already been mooted to leave.

The Argentinean has fallen out of favour under Massimiliano Allegri this season and a host of top clubs are in for him, including Real Madrid, United and Liverpool.

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