As per reports, Liverpool are serious about the Benfica midfielder Enzo Fernandez. The English giants have already signed the ex-PSV striker Cody Gakpo, now they are looking to strengthen their midfield area.
The Argentine has been phenomenal in the World Cup 2022. Due to his elite performance, he also won the Best Young Player award. Moreover, 21-year-old has been instrumental in Argentina’s World Cup win.
Enzo Fernandez to Liverpool?
According to the Portuguese paper O Jogo, the Merseyside giants, alongside their arch-rivals Manchester United, are intensifying their contact with the youngster’s representatives. It is very much possible he will leave the Portuguese side as soon as the summer transfer window arrives.
But Benfica won’t let go of their star man easily. Thus, the Portuguese giants are holding out for the €120M release clause in Enzo’s contract, which runs until the summer of 2027. While Liverpool are one of the favorites to sign Enzo but looking at the hefty fees the Reds might have second thoughts about this deal.
The Transfer fight is on
The Reds have already signed the Manchester side’s transfer target Cody Gakpo. After the unfortunate separation between Cristiano Ronaldo and Man United, the Ten Hag’s side lacks attacking options. Martial and Rashford remain the only options for United. Thus, the Red Devils might be serious to add more attacking options to their squad and Fernandez looks to be one on their radar.
Liverpool’s quick transfer deal not only increases their chances of a top 4 finish but also announces their dominance in English football. United, on the other hand, won’t let this happen twice, so the deal will be much more complicated for the Reds than expected.
Klopp is desperate to change the current situation of the Reds, which includes new transfer deals in both the forward and midfield area. Enzo’s presence will make a difference for the English side.
The 21-year-old has only 24 appearances for Benfica, out of which he has scored 3 goals and given 5 assists. Will Liverpool be able to strike this deal or United will have their last laugh?