SUPER AGENT Jorge Mendes wants Joao Felix to join Manchester City before he moves to Atletico Madrid for £113m in 2019.
SunSport revealed in May of the same year that conversation between Mendes and members of the Etihad hierarchy took place.
Our story has now been confirmed after excerpts from a leaked conversation between Felix’s representative and Benfica director Bruno Maruta were published in Portugal.
In the recording, Mendes can be heard saying: “The president of Benfica insisted that I give him proposals worth 120 million euros and I had four proposals.
“The best thing for Joao Felix will be Manchester City.
“It will be the most expensive transfer in Portuguese football.”
Felix left Benfica for Atletico that summer, while City bought midfielder Rodri and defender Joao Cancelo.
The Portuguese forward has had his fair share of bad luck during his three years in Madrid, showing his incredible ability.
FREE BET: GET MORE THAN £2,000 IN NEW CUSTOMERS DEBTS
The 22-year-old has scored 22 goals and provided 12 assists in 94 appearances for Atletico.
He is also a regular Portugal international alongside Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo.
Felix has scored three goals in 20 matches for his country.
⚽ Read ours Move blog News Live for the latest gossip, gossip and deals done
https://www.thesun.ie/sport/football/8234269/leaked-jorge-mendes-joao-felix-man-city-transfer/ Leaked Jorge Mendes talks reveal agent wants Joao Felix to seal Man City transfer in 2019 instead of Atletico Madrid