Liverpool might just welcome a new midfield addition soon, as Enzo Fernandez is close to a done deal.
About the Enzo Fernandez deal
Shocking reports from Argentina say a pre-agreement has reportedly been signed with Benfica’s attacking midfielder Enzo Fernandez. This might mean that Liverpool supporters would be treated to frequent midfield masterclasses the next season.
Anfield Home walks you through how the Reds may line up with a newly boosted roster as numerous more well-known players are connected to the club as they try to make up for a lackluster start to the season.
The 21-year-old just committed to the Portuguese club in July 2022 after leaving River Plate for a cost of €12 million, but his efforts in the Primeira Liga and UEFA Champions League have garnered praise. He continued his strong play into the 2022 World Cup, forcing his way into Argentina’s starting lineup and advancing them to the semifinals, where they will play Croatia on Tuesday.
It is no secret that Liverpool, who have had a rocky start to the 2022–23 season due to concerns about some of the present players’ injury histories, is trying to upgrade its midfield options.
What to expect?
According to Diario La Capital, the Anfield management has foreseen that Manchester City and Manchester United would likely be interested in signing Fernandez in June 2023 and have already reached an agreement in principle. Given Liverpool’s interest in Jude Bellingham as well as the growing strength of the ties to Fernandez, it appears improbable that Liverpool will make a play for both of the highly sought-after athletes.
It’s unclear whether a change in ownership would affect this situation, but adding one player would be a smart business decision; signing both would be remarkable. There is no doubt Enzo will be a star in Liverpool. However, take all this news with a grain of salt until the actual deal happens.
How Liverpool’s starting XI looks like if the Reds ended up bringing both the metros to Anfield:
Defence: Alexander-Arnold, Matip/Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson
Midfield: Fernandez, Fabinho, Bellingham
Attack: Salah, Jota, Diaz