Manchester United are reportedly interested in 19-year-old Benfica sensation Joao Neves.
Noted football journalist Fabrizio Romano, in his exclusive column for the Daily Briefing, highlighted that while the buzz around the young prodigy is palpable, no solid move is currently on the table for Neves.
Neves has caught the attention of several elite clubs, possibly even upwards of ten, due to his exemplary performance on the pitch.
Although Romano did not particularly underline Manchester United’s specific level of interest or the intensity of their links with Neves, it wouldn’t be a surprise if the Premier League giants, along with other top-tier clubs, are keenly observing Neves’s development.
This promising midfielder is expected to have a sterling future in football.
Yet, any potential transfer will not be straightforward.
Romano pointed out a significant obstacle for any club aspiring to secure Neves’s signature: a hefty €120m release clause embedded in his contract with Benfica.
Romano stated: “While Manchester United’s interest in Benfica’s young gem Joao Neves is making headlines, the current scenario indicates no immediate deal.
Beyond United, over ten major clubs are actively scouting this outstanding talent. However, the route to a transfer is complicated by his staggering €120m release clause.”