ROME – Joao Felix, born in 1999, scored a hat-trick, gave an assist and brought the ball home. The Benfica striker is the real protagonist of the 4-2 victory for the Portuguese against Eintracht in the first leg of the Europa League quarter-finals.
But what do we know about Joao Felix? João Félix Sequeira was born in Viseu on November 10th 1999. He is 1.80 meters tall and his idols are those of all his boys: Cristiano Ronaldo of course. But there is also Mbappé on the list. After the goals, Joao, in effect, rejoices like the Frenchman, crossing his arms. Portuguese is a very fast second tip. He can play both as a playmaker and as an offensive wing. He is the youngest ever, 19 years and 152 days, to have scored a hat-trick in the Europa League.
How did you get to Benfica? All thanks to Rui Costa. In 2015, the former Fiorentina midfielder, in fact, snatched him from the Porto youth team. On 17 September 2016, at 16 years and 312 days, Joao Felix became the youngest novice ever with Benfica's second team. Starting this year he plays the title and has collected 20 appearances and 10 goals in the league so far. The Benfica, we remember, is playing the championship with Porto. Both teams are now paired in first place at 69 points.
Price? For Joao, Benfica asks for 120 million. Round circles. And all the big names from Europe are already on him. Juventus included. The Juventus executives, in fact, seem to have already met the agent's attorney. Guess who it is? Jorge Mendes, of course. This summer, however, there will be opportunities to see him again at work. Felix, in fact, will participate with Portugal in the Under-20 World Cup.
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