Pep Guardiola is eyeing a move for Benfica’s star Joao Felix, to ensure long-term Manchester City Premier League outright odds remain high in the seasons to come.
Football’s next big superstar could be heading to the Etihad
Man City boss Pep Guardiola and the club’s executives are already looking at reinforcements to join the team, who are favourites for the title per Manchester City Premier League outright odds, this summer.
And one of the names that’s on their list 19-year-old attacking midfielder Joao Felix, who has been dubbed as the heir to Cristiano Ronaldo, as he shares many of the moves and attacking plays to the Juventus forward in his younger days when he played for Sporting Lisbon and man City’s cross town rivals Manchester United.
The youngster has emerged out of the Benfica youth academy only last summer, and has made an instant impact with the Portuguese side having already found the back of the net 13 times in the Primeira Liga and 18 across all competitions, online sportsbooks newsreport.
His maturity and attack-minded gameplay would make him an ideal addition to Guardiola’s forward-driving squad that’s always in search of a goal.
At 19, he would represent a great buy as Felix could only improve his number from here on out, but the stumbling block would be Benfica’s unwillingness to sell, unless the Eithad side were to meet the player’s buy-out clause, which has been set at £105m (€120m) when the club renewed his contract until 2023 after having played just 8 appearances this campaign.
The potential is there, but is City ready to make the teenager their first-ever nine-figure transfer? We reckon Guardiola would have the final say in this matter, if he managed to clinch the Premier League crown for the second time in a row.
Back the Sky Blues with Manchester City Premier League outright odds
With the last round of the Premier League set to be played this weekend, we’re still not sure which side will lift the trophy – defending champions Man City or underdogs Liverpool?
Man City to win outright – 1/10 (1.10)
Liverpool to win outright – 6/1 (7.00)
The Sky Blues are leading the table with a single point advantage over the Reds, which means we could still see a shift depending on the results of matchday 38.
Online sportsbooks in UK are backing Man City to win back-to-back titles, but there’s a small concern for the final game, as Guardiola’s side will play on the road against Brighton which could apply more pressure on their side, while Jurgen Klopp’s men will take on Wolves at Anfield, giving them a slighter upper leg in the final round.
Brighton v Manchester City – H 14/1 (15.00) D8/1 (9.00) A 1/8 (1.12)
Liverpool v Wolves – H 1/3 (1.33) D 9/2 (5.50) A 13/2 (7.50)
(Check out Bet365 Sportsbook reviewfor more info about the online betting site and great Manchester City Premier League outright odds.)
With Liverpool being in the final of the Champions League, this leaves Man City with the task to at least be the champions domestically.