Liverpool have been linked with a move for Joao Felix and Benfica executive Domingos Soares de Oliveira has now run the rule over his player’s future.
De Oliveira told Record: “£100m is a lot of money, there has never been a player sold for that amount in Portugal, but the goal is to win on the pitch and we will do everything in that direction. Today, if they do not beat the £105m, the player stays.”
“I think the president still has the intention of reviewing [his contract], but on the other side there is the player, the entrepreneur, the family.
“There are talks and rumours, it is true that the biggest European clubs have expectations, but no proposal has come to us.”
The 19-year-old is being billed as the most exciting young Portuguese player since Cristiano Ronaldo moved from Sporting Lisbon to Manchester United and began his incredible legacy in the world of football.
The player’s £105million release clause, however, is quite restrictive and will protect Benfica from being gazumped by Liverpool, Juventus or any of the other clubs linked with a move.
Liverpool were the first linked with Felix in January as Correio de Manha reported that the Reds had made a bid for the young superstar.
The news has disappointed a lot of fans but given that Liverpool already have a strong squad, they don’t need to reinforce quite as much as some might argue.