Premier League giants Manchester City are reportedly interested in 21-year-old River Plate midfielder Enzo Fernandez.
According to a report by Spanish outlet Fichajes, Manchester City are eager to acquire the services of Enzo Fernandez. The Premier League champions have also contacted the 21-year-old Argentine midfielder’s representatives over a possible move in the hope that their good relations with River Plate will aid the move.
Fernandez is a River Plate youth product and spent the 2020 season on loan at Defensa y Justicia. He was subsequently promoted to the River Plate senior team upon his return. The youngster has made 20 appearances for the Argentina giants, scoring two and assisting three goals in the season.
His impressive performances have caught the eyes of quite a few European giants, and Manchester City are one of them. The aforementioned report claims that Real Madrid are also keeping tabs on the defensive midfielder as they continue to look for long-term replacements for their current midfield options.
Manchester City, on the other hand, are aiming to continue their dominance in English football, but for that, they will have to continue replacing their stars. While they have identified Erling Haaland as the long-term successor for Sergio Aguero, the search for Fernandinho’s replacement is still on.
While Rodri continues to perform exceptionally for them in the middle of the park, Manchester City are still hoping to add another world-class midfielder to their ranks. In Fernandez, the Premier League champions will get a midfielder who can offer over a decade of top-tier football and has the space and time to settle into English football.
The aforementioned report states that Manchester City’s deal to sign Argentine forward Julian Alvarez from River Plate in the winter transfer window went smoothly, and the two clubs are thus on good terms.
This could help the Premier League giants facilitate a move for Enzo Fernandez. Whether Manchester City manage to sign the 21-year-old Argentine midfielder, and even if they do, whether he would be able to adapt to English football remains to be seen. Guardiola’s side will also have to beat competition from Real Madrid for Fernandez’s signature.