The Enzo Fernandez switch to Liverpool might just be more than a rumor. Messi’s appreciation towards the midfielder adds further exposure to the situation.
Enzo Fernandez and Liverpool link
It was inevitable that Liverpool were keen on a number of the World Cup’s breakthrough stars since it occurs every single time the tournament is in progress.
Liverpool would not be acting retaliatorily by making a January move for Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernández. It has been claimed by Portuguese source Record.
Liverpool were reportedly interested in the 21-year-old during the summer, according to Sky Sports. However, the Reds finally decided against making a bid. Instead, Fernández went from River Plate to Benfica for just €10 million + €8 million in add-ons (through Fabrizio Romano).
Now, it may cost three times as much to sign the Argentine; Transfermarkt values him at only £30 million. That is the formula that Liverpool have followed. And the price may even increase given his spectacular World Cup performance. And the attention of clubs like Barcelona and Manchester City, among others, will also add to it.
They have chosen to pay a premium in the knowledge that the player has already adapted to European football. And he is that bit older by the time he might arrive at Anfield. It is as with others like Moisés Caicedo, who went to Brighton. Especially in order to reduce the risk of signing a player with limited experience from another continent.
There are other instances where Liverpool let other teams take the first risk. Especially knowing that for the correct price, the player will be accessible in the future.
Darwin Nunez is another such instance, who was also acquired from Benfica. Although Fernández’s maiden international goal, which he scored on Saturday against Mexico, was stunning, he provides much more than simply a flare for the cameras.