Juventus hitman Cristiano Ronaldo is reported to have already spoken to in-demand Portuguese sensation Joao Felix in order to convince him to move to Turin.
Felix has been one of the rising stars in Europe this season and has come up with impressive performances for his club Benfica. Now, Ronaldo, whose own future at Juventus was questioned recently, appeared to have vouched for Felix in what could eventually become the turning point of the youngster's career.
According to Portuguese paper A Bola, Ronaldo has personally contacted Felix and tried to convince him to move to Juventus after the Turin based club were knocked out of the Champions League.
Cristiano, João Félix and the Old Lady— AS English (@English_AS) April 22, 2019
The Portuguese legend gives his club the green light, and possibly the upper handhttps://t.co/OFSVNKQAqI
The teenage sensation has attracted interest from many of Europe's financially and historically top clubs, with both Manchester sides, City and United, as well as the Spanish trio of Real Madrid, Barca and Atletico Madrid reported to be keen on the player.
Moreover, Juventus is also said to be aware that they might have to splash out over €100m in order to sign Felix, who has scored 11 times and has assisted his Benfica teammates seven times in 21 games this season.
Benfica are said to have slapped a €120m release clause in Felix's contract. Many believe Juventus have the upper hand in signing this player because Felix's agent is Jorge Mendes, who also represents Ronaldo.