17-year-old Joao Felix is one of the most gifted young players from the Benfica youth academy. Will the young attacking midfielder become a world star? We had a look in the Football Manager 2018 database!
Name: Joao Felix
Age: 17 (10/11/1999)
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 77 kg
Position: AM (RLC)
Value: £356k / €400k
Est. Cost: £22M / €24M
Benfica aren’t too eager to sell Joao Felix at first. After we made an initial 2.5m bid, they countered that bid with a 42m asking price. After some negotiating going back and forth, we managed to secure a deal for 22m, a loan back period of 12 months and 40% percentage of profit from next sale (which was non negotiable from Benfica’s point of view). We love this kid, but that fee for a player his age and qualities..? Too much.
Joao Felix is a versatile midfielder and is already natural at MC and AMC. You could easily re-train him to become a winger as well, although he lacks a bit of speed for this position. He is considered to be a very technical player and in that area you will find his best attributes. For a 17-year-old he displays amazing skills in the technical department and his First Touch, Technique are both already 15.
Felix appears to be a selfish player. This trait has been reported by most of his coaches and that is something you should be taking care of by tutoring him. Other areas he could be improving are Concentration, Determination, Positioning, Teamwork and Work Rate. Those attributes can be improved through tutoring, playing games and mental coaching.