Joao Felix reportedly watches Wolves regularly, having worked previously with Bruno Lage.
The striker spent time with Lage at Benfica, and the current Wanderers boss was the man who helped Felix become one of the hottest prospects in world football at the time.
Lage became first-team manager of Benfica in January 2019, replacing Rui Vitoria.
He would go on to deliver the league title that season, with Felix playing a crucial role.
The star scored 13 goals in 19 league appearances under Lage. He also helped himself to eight assists.
And Felix was also in great form in the Europa League, scoring three goals in six games.
Felix ended up leaving Benfica at the end of the 2018/19 season and joining Atletico Madrid for a whopping £113 million – making him the third-most expensive signing ever at the time (via The Athletic).
It was thanks to the work of Lage that Felix developed in the way that he did and Atletico paid as much money as they did.
The striker is grateful to his former manager, saying of him (via The Athletic): “Lots of players love him and that says a lot about him. He’s the best person I ever met in football. He always wants to know how you are, how things are with your family; he’s only worried about the players. That’s a good part of him.
“He’s a special person for me. I will help him for the rest of my life. He will help me for the rest of my life, too.”
And The Athletic say that Felix now watches Wolves regularly to see how his former mentor is getting on.
Felix also stated that he talks with the players at Wolves, who tell him they want to train more after sessions have finished.
Lage has respect of players, amid claim Joao Felix watches Wolves under him
Felix is clearly quite taken by Lage.
The youngster burst onto the scene under him, and it’s nice that he likes to watch how Wolves are getting on under him.
And we have seen already many Molineux stars responding well to Lage’s arrival.
The likes of Maximilian Kilman, Conor Coady, Rayan Ait-Nouri, Nelson Semedo, Ruben Neves and Daniel Podence all really impressed at times last term.
Hopefully Lage will continue to have the respect of his players going forwards.