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French journalist confirms Liverpool’s interest in Portuguese starlet with €120m release clause

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Latest Liverpool transfer news: French journalist claims Liverpool are in the race for Joao Felix

Joao Felix is the next big thing in Portuguese football as he continues his great season with Benfica.

The 19-year-old attacker has 16 goals and seven assists for Benfica in all competitions this season.

The youngster even scored a hat-trick against Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League but Benfica were eliminated by the Bundesliga side.

Liverpool had seen an earlier bid rejected for the youngster, according to Correio da Manha (h/t Mirror), but a journalist has confirmed that the Reds are in the race for the 19-year-old.

Four top clubs interested in Felix

Mohamed Bouhafsi is the chief editor of French outlet RMC Sport and tweeted that four clubs are interested in Felix.

The translated tweet adds that Liverpool, Manchester City, Juventus and Manchester United interested in the Benfica star.

Felix does have a huge release clause of €120m and Bouhafsi added that the Portuguese starlet will leave Benfica in the summer.

Liverpool have a great first XI under Jurgen Klopp at the moment, but we could do with more quality on the bench.

The Reds could do with more creativity in the midfield, however, spending €120m on Felix would be a huge risk by the club.

The 19-year-old hasn’t played in the Premier League, and for that sort of money, we could sign two quality players.

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Liverpool spent big in the previous summer and it would be a major surprise if we do the same in the upcoming transfer window.