Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United on the attack for Joao Neves

Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United are all ready to make their advances for Joao Neves, as a big move awaits the Benfica talent. 

According to O Jogo via Paisley Gates, Benfica are bracing for big offers coming their way for Joao Neves. Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United are all ready to ‘attack’ for the Benfica talent, who has a huge release clause but could be made available for £85 million or €100 million. 

Premier League sides set to accelerate Joao Neves’s pursuit

Joao Neves has made a big mark on many Premier League sides, with some of them closely considering approaching to understand Benfica’s conditions. The Portuguese side is not against a sale, although they want it at their terms for the time being, as President Rui Costa was demanding his full release clause earlier.

However, Costa is reportedly willing to lower his asking price, although he would still want £85 million or €100 million for the 19-year-old midfielder. Hence, for Premier League sides to sign him, it would take a considerable bid to convince Benfica, as things could be challenging for suitors given the level of competition for the £85 million-rated teenage midfield sensation.

The report names Liverpool as a big contender, as Arne Slot will certainly want a new defensive midfielder to replace Wataru Endo. Manchester City are also considering Neves, but it faces competition from Arsenal and Manchester United. 

Whether the Merseysiders are in a position to pay an £85 million fee to secure a teenage midfielder remains to be seen, though Neves has shown enough times that he is a mature player even for his tender age. Meanwhile, Arsenal and Manchester United could enter the race in a big way and ‘attack’ for the midfielder. 

Arsenal and Manchester United keen

Some reports earlier suggested that Manchester United might have seen a bid rejected for Neves. At that time, stories of Benfica’s £85 million or €100 million demand emerged, as the Red Devils were still keeping constant tabs on the midfielder’s situation. 

Meanwhile, Arsenal could pose a big problem to all those interested clubs as Mikel Arteta also considers Neves a suitable profile for his system. The Gunners are also financially capable of making a huge bid, as they could propose a brilliant project for the 19-year-old as Arteta would likely have another title challenge on the cards. 

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