According to Portuguese outlet Correio da Manha, Liverpool have had a £61 million bid for attacking midfielder Joao Felix rejected by Benfica.
The Reds are apparently not the only European giant keen on securing the 19-year-old’s signature, with PSG, Manchester City, Barcelona and Monaco all also interested.
Felix has been a revelation for Benfica this season, scoring four goals and registering one assist in ten league outings. The Portugal under-21 international has demonstrated exceptional technical ability and mature decision-making in the final third.
Benfica will be delighted if they can hold onto Felix until the end of the season, but his long-term future surely lays beyond his homeland.
£61 million is a huge fee to pay for such an unproven talent, but if Felix continues to improve at his current rate of progression then his true value will soon eclipse that figure anyway.
If Jurgen Klopp were to bring Felix to Anfield, despite rival interest from so many big clubs, it would send out a message that Liverpool mean to compete for the biggest prizes in the game both now and for years to come.
Felix would surely be one for the future, but if he were to arrive on Merseyside this month he may even be able to have a positive impact this season, as Liverpool chase their first title in the Premier League era.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!