Another profitable deal for Benfica?

Another profitable deal for Benfica?

Benfica central midfielder Enzo Fernandez is on the radar of top clubs and could leave the Portuguese giants next summer! Manchester City, Barcelona, ​​Liverpool and Manchester United are looking to buy the Argentine.

Enzo Fernandez is another example of Benfica's incredible scouting work. A year ago, he played for River Plate in the Argentine league, and a few months later the Eagles are ready to get about 100 million euros for the 21-year-old Argentine! In Lisbon, Fernández plays as a defensive midfielder in a 4-2-3-1 formation and has scored three goals and provided three assists in 23 appearances for the club.

Despite modest performance figures, Enzo plays an important role in the Benfica team game. Thanks to his efforts, the Eagles have not yet lost in the current campaign. They are confidently leading the Portuguese league, and in the Champions League they finished first in the group with PSG, Juventus and Maccabi Haifa. It’s not surprising that richer clubs are slowly eyeing the Lisbon leaders - this also applies to Enzo Fernandez.

It should be noted that all contenders for the Argentine need reinforcement in the central halfback position and have enough resources to make such a transfer happen. But still, Fernandez’s move to Barcelona is the least likely. The Catalans are experiencing difficult times right now. And big expenses in the summer pre-season didn’t help them advance from the UCL group even. Young Pedri, Gavi and de Jong feel great in the Blaugrana midfield; therefore, spending a fortune to buy the 21-year-old Benfica leader isn’t the best idea.

According to Daily Mail, the main contenders for the Argentine’s transfer are Manchester United. Right now, Erik ten Hag is building a very young and feisty side at Old Trafford, where Fernandez would fit without a problem. Manchester City will try to buy Enzo to replace Gundogan, whose contract expires next summer, but more mature footballers are Guardiola’s priority. For Liverpool, it wouldn’t to reinforce the problematic central halfback position especially against the backdrop of the club purchase by new owners. Such an option will be possible if the Merseysiders finish in the EPL top 4. Otherwise, Enzo Fernandez has no plans of demonstrating his skills in the Europa or the Conference league.

As we see it, the Benfica midfielder will go to conquer the EPL next summer and the Portuguese club will get a solid sum for him. Fernandez will choose a club with champion ambitions and guaranteed UCL participation – so far, the Manchester giants are the closest to his purchase.