Benfica’s stance on the potential sale of Joao Neves to Manchester United is clear: they are not open to negotiations this January unless his €120million release clause is met.
This information comes from the transfer news guru Fabrizio Romano.
He notes that while Manchester United has shown interest in Neves, having scouted him multiple times, the high release clause could be a significant obstacle.
The situation mirrors that of Enzo Fernandez, another Benfica player, whose substantial release clause was eventually met by Chelsea last January, leading to his transfer to Stamford Bridge.
Manchester United, therefore, might find themselves in a position where triggering Neves’ release clause is the only way to secure his transfer.
Benfica have no intention to open talks for João Neves in January despite Man United sending their scouts many times to track talented midfielder.
There’s same clause as Enzo Fernández one year ago into his contract: €120m. pic.twitter.com/jHdSJlhq71
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) November 20, 2023