Florentino Luis is Benfica's midfielder "Octopus", who draws comparisons with Paul Pogba and N & # 39; Golo Kante. So, will either Man United or Man City meet its £ 90 million release clause?
- Man United and Man City could play against Benfica's Florentino Luis
- The defensive midfielder (20) draws comparisons with Pogba and Kante
- Florentino debuted in February for the Portuguese club
- But he is already ready to launch a bidding war with a release clause of £ 90 million
Florentino Luis is the Benfica youngster with a clearance clause of 100 million euros, which is the target for both Manchester clubs.
The 20-year-old made his senior debut in February, but there is already talk of a big change in the Premier League.
Here we take a closer look at the defensive midfielder who attracts the attention of the biggest European clubs …
Benfica midfielder Florentino Luis draws the attention of Man United and Man City
What kind of player is he?
He occupies a low-lying midfield role, but has his legs to navigate the park, as one would expect from such a young person.
That he already earned the nickname & # 39; The Octopus & # 39; is worth a lot about his strengths, legs so long that he can steal the ball with ease and authority.
Comparisons were made with Chelsea and French midfielder N & # 39; Golo Kante, although Florentino has a more impressive presence at 6ft.
Like Kante, he has the ability to break the game and trigger quick offensives for his own team. He has met out of 18 missions once, but that does not mean that he has no eye for the goal and is not afraid to aim from a distance.
In his early years he played Futsal, which is why his touch and his technique are a matter of course.
The 20-year-old has drawn comparisons with Chelsea midfielder N & # 39; Golo Kante
How can he be rated so high after 18 games?
The fact that he showed up at Benfica has a lot to do with it. The Portuguese club is among the best in the world when it comes to bringing forth young players – look no further than Joao Felix, the teenage sensation that moved to Atletico Madrid this summer for £ 113m.
Of course, scouts monitor every debutant. Florentino made his in February after the rise of Benfica B after nine years in the youth of the club.
But it is above all his achievements that have attracted attention, and the speedy gaining of a regular starting position shows just how good he was, especially given his influential role in winning the title for Benfica.
Is he a full international?
Not yet. He is of Angolan descent, was born in Lisbon and was capped by Portugal at all youth levels, where he won both the U17 and the U19 European Championship.
Florentino was capped by Portugal at all youth levels and will likely meet the seniors
The promotion to the A-League alongside Cristiano Ronaldo is certainly expected in the coming months, and that would, as you suspect, not be a problem for a player whose maturity calls into question his tender years.
Where would he fit United and City?
In fact, Florentino bears a sinister resemblance to Paul Pogba, and given his discipline in midfield, the pair would probably form a decent partnership.
At City, Pep Guardiola will see Florentino as another option in the defensive midfield position currently occupied by Rodrigo and the aging Fernandinho.
He could play alongside Paul Pogba in a holding midfield role when he signs for Man United
How much would he cost?
His release clause is around £ 90 million, but it is said that deals worth £ 65 million may be enough to make a deal.
However, this will depend on its development this season – and it could well be that 90 million pounds look cheap next summer.