Barcelona are reportedly keen on signing 21-year-old Argentine international Enzo Fernandez.
According to a report by Spanish publication SPORT, Barcelona are looking to bring in a long-term replacement for Sergio Busquets. And the Blaugrana have earmarked Argentine international Enzo Fernandez as a potential solution.
The 21-year-old has been impressive since joining Portuguese outfit Benfica in the summer. And Barcelona could look to secure his services. It will be interesting to see whether the Catalan giants are willing to follow up on their interest of the concrete bid in the upcoming windows.
Sergio Busquets is in the twilight of his career, and Barcelona will have to start planning for a future without him. The Spanish international has been one of the best defensive midfielders of his generation, and replacing him will not be an easy task.
While the Blaugrana have looked at other players like Martin Zubimendi and Ruben Neves, it appears that Enzo Fernandez is someone who has caught their attention.
Zubimendi has been impressive for Real Sociedad, but the Spanish outfit are not willing to sell the player. And they are preparing a contract offer for him with a prohibitive release clause, with the player also reluctant to join Barcelona. As far as Neves is concerned, Barcelona are still not convinced that he is the right man to replace Busquets in the long run.
Enzo Fernandez is a prodigious young talent who has a massive future ahead of himself. And a move to Barcelona could help him realise his tremendous potential. But Benfica are unlikely to let their prized asset leave on a bargain and Barcelona might thus need to stump up the cash to convince the Portuguese giants.
Benfica sold Darwin Nunez to Liverpool for around £85 million, and they are likely to demand a premium for Fernandez as well. Barcelona have improved their squad significantly this year, but signing a successor for Busquets is important. Furthermore, if Frenkie de Jong ends up leaving in the near future, they might have to dip into the transfer market for more than just one midfielder.