‘This kid is a baller’: Manchester United fans desperate to sign Benfica star Joao Felix this summer after teenager scores superb Europa League hat-trick
- Benfica beat Eintracht Frankfurt 4-2 in the first leg of their Europa League clash
- Joao Felix was the star of the show and scored hat-trick for Portuguese side
- Teenager has been linked with Manchester United and fans loved his display
The Benfica youngster netted three of his side’s four goals in the 4-2 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt in the first leg of their quarter-final on Thursday night.
The 19-year-old began his evening by slotting a penalty after Evan Ndicka was sent off for a foul in the box.
Joao Felix scored a hat-trick on Thursday night in Benfica’s 4-2 win over Eintracht Frankfurt
He then blasted a powerful strike from outside the area to double his tally and added a composed third with a side-foot.
Felix’s performance allowed Benfica to take control of the tie and the Portuguese club are now favourites to make the semi-finals.
Their starlet put himself in the shop window with his display and Manchester United have been linked with a move for him.
A number of supporters took to social media and were effusive in their praise for the forward.
Felix has become one of the most sought-after young players in European football
One wrote: ‘In other news, Joao Felix must be signed immediately, this boy is special.’
Another added: ‘United need to sign Joao Felix this summer, splash the cash, this kid is a baller.’
If Felix keeps putting in performances like Thursday night, the potential price tag will inevitably continue to rise.