Manchester United are pretty impressed by Benfica midfielder Enzo Fernandez and will try to add the player to their ranks as soon as possible.
According to Sport Witness, United are determined to land the Argentine midfielder and will make a move in near future. Having joined the Portuguese club in the summer only he has created a ripple in the European circuit and a number of clubs are hovering for his signature.
Erik ten Hag chased Frenkie de Jong almost entirely in the summer window and went on to sign Casemiro from Real Madrid. He also brought Christian Eriksen on a free transfer but there is plenty of room for a midfielder to settle in.
The Dutch manager has been handed the mantle to lead the charge as they push to challenge the monopoly of Manchester City and Enzo Fernandez could be that missing piece.
The Argentine international is believed to have a pretty hefty release clause in his contract and has helped his club to an unbeaten start to the season. Benfica got through their Champions League group stage unscathed and are yet to concede a defeat in the Portuguese top flight.
United could make an attempt to bring the player in January but it would take a huge financial package to lure the midfielder to Old Trafford. Having already signed Lisandro Martinez from Ajax, the Red Devils could persuade Fernandez to don the red shirt as it seems.
The 21-year-old is touted to be one of Argentina’s brightest prospects and has already been scouted by United on multiple occasions. They are more than happy with his progress and want to accelerate a move before any other club pounces on him.
He has already been named in Argentina’s provisional squad for the World Cup and will likely remain in the final squad too. The United manager is keen to improve the quality of his team and agreeing to a deal for the 21-year-old could be a stepping stone towards it.