Report: Wolves watched Joao Felix during record-breaking Benfica display

Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo gives the thumbs-up as he celebrates victory after the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester United at Molineux on April 2,...

Benfica wonderkid Joao Felix is reportedly a target for Premier League high-flyers Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Joao Felix of SL Benfica celebrates after scoring a goal during the Liga NOS match between SL Benfica and Boavista FC at Estadio da Luz on January 29, 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal.

Wolverhampton Wanderers are ‘in contention’ to sign Joao Felix this summer and scouted the Benfica wonder-kid as he produced a record-breaking performance in the Europa League on Thursday, as reported by TEAMtalk.

At just 19, the Benfica play-maker is emerging as one of the most coveted talents on the continent heading towards the summer transfer window and he did his reputation no harm with a remarkable performance in the 4-2 quarter-final victory over Eintracht Frankfurt last week.

 

Felix scored three and assisted the other, becoming the youngest player ever to net a hat-trick in the Europa League.

He has hit the target 16 times in all competitions across 2018/19.

Benfica's Portuguese forward Joao Felix in action during the Portuguese League football match SL Benfica vs Vitoria Setubal at the Luz Stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, on April 14, 2019.

And, according to TEAMtalk, scouts from Wolves were in attendance to watch the teenager’s history-making display. Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea also had representatives in the stands of the Estadio da Luz.

The Mirror broke the news back in February that Wolves were keeping tabs on Felix and their relationship with super-agent Jorge Mendes could give them a sliver of a chance to luring the Portuguese wonderkid to Molineux.

Joao Felix of SL Benfica celebrates after scoring a goal during the Liga NOS match between SL Benfica and Vitoria FC at Estadio da Luz on April 14, 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal.

 

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