Enzo Fernandez, a highly coveted South American talent that is reportedly valued at £6m, is being pursued by Manchester United.
Arsenal and Real Madrid are rumored to be interested in Enzo Fernandez, but according to TyC Sports journalist Cesar Luis Merlo, United have held negotiations about bringing the Argentinian to Old Trafford.
Fernandez is only 21 years old, but he has made a great impression since joining River Plate under Marcelo Gallardo. He also finished a loan spell with Defensa y Justicia, where he was mentored by Hernan Crespo, a former Chelsea forward.
Despite his youth, the star could be ready to break into the Red Devils’ set-up already, especially given the summer’s outgoings.
Manchester United are expected to lose midfielders Paul Pogba, Juan Mata, and Jesse Lingard, who are all nearing the end of their respective contracts. Meanwhile, Fernandez has played at the top level in South America, and while he will need to adjust, he has experience with a physical style of play and could fit in.
With a release clause of roughly £16 million, he might be considered as a possibly less expensive alternative as center-back cover, allowing United to invest extensively elsewhere on the field. Darwin Nunez has been mentioned as a possible No.9 for the Red Devils.
Manchester United is set to appoint Erik Ten Hag as their new manager in the coming weeks, with a major redevelopment expected this summer. After his temporary stint in the dugout, interim manager Ralf Rangnick will transition to a consulting role.
Transfermarkt estimates Fernandez’s worth at roughly £6 million.
River Plate midfielder Enzo Jeremas Fernández (born 17 January 2001) is an Argentine professional footballer who currently plays as a center midfielder for the club.
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Manchester United is willing to allow Paul Pogba to leave Old Trafford in order to bring in a less experienced central midfielder. Is this a brilliant concept, and would the youngster be a good match for the position?
Manchester United and Erik ten Hag, hopefully, know what they’re doing.