Benfica’s defensive midfielder Florentino Luis has come under the radar of English giants Manchester United.
A Bola the Portuguese outlet reports that members Manchester United backroom staff were scouting the young midfielder during Benfica’s 4-0 win at Braga last week.
Florentino Luis, 20, has impressed everyone lately. He started with Benfica B and now has earned his spot in the first team. He has started all five of their competitive matches for Benfica this season. And the defensive-midfielder is going to be a key figure for Benfica this season.
The young Portuguese has already won UEFA European Under-17 Championship: 2016, UEFA European Under-19 Championship: 2018 at junior level. And at Senior level he was part of Benfica’s Primeira Liga: 2018–19 campaign. He can be a good buy for the future since Matic has started to slow down.
However, there is a twist. City rivals Manchester City are also interested in him. Pep Guardiola has instructed his scouts to keep an eye on him, reports the Record. City were even reportedly weighing up a £55m move for him this summer.
The youngster has a high release clause of £91m, which could go even higher if he is presented with a new contract. However, that should not worry the Manchester Clubs! If Florentino Luis excels this season, he can very well be moving to Manchester next summer.