Liverpool have started making contact with Benfica over a possible transfer for midfielder Enzo Fernandez.
As reported by Caught Offside, Liverpool have initiated a discussion with Benfica as the Reds want to secure a deal for Enzo Fernandez. The 21-year-old has emerged as a key figure for Argentina in the ongoing World Cup.
Despite moving to Portugal this summer the midfielder already has seen his stock rising upwards and perhaps his performance on the bigger stage could influence the decision of a number of clubs.
Benfica would try their best to keep the player at the club but when a club like Liverpool come calling it becomes a bit difficult to ignore their advances. According to a release clause inserted in his deal, an interested party will have to splash €120 million in an order to secure his services.
But no clubs will be ready to guarantee that much of an amount and some negotiations are bound to happen if the Portuguese club sanctions his sale. Liverpool are also eyeing a move for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham but the 19-year-old might be out of their grasp due to Dortmund’s hefty price tag.
Jurgen Klopp wants to invest heavily to reshape his midfield department which is devoid of a creative spark at this moment. Neither Jordan Henderson nor Thiago Alcantara has managed to get the job done on a consistent basis while it could be the last season for players with the likes of Naby Keita and James Milner.
Liverpool’s deadline day move for Juventus midfielder Arthur ended in a disaster as the Brazilian midfielder is currently on the sidelines with an injury. The Reds are unlikely to move for both Bellingham and Enzo in a single window as a lot of finances would need to be involved and they also have other areas to address as it stands.
Manchester United are also believed to be interested in the player and will be willing to invest a big amount in the player who is tipped to be Argentina’s next big thing. But Liverpool will stand a better chance given their current position and the Merseysiders could end up signing the midfielder for a much lower fee.
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