According to Fabrizio Romano, Enzo Fernandez has ‘fallen in love’ with a number of major European teams at the World Cup, and Jurgen Klopp is undoubtedly keeping an eye on his performances.
Jude Bellingham is the main reason Liverpool is reinforcing their midfield. His eagerness to join Klopp’s squad at Anfield is a great asset.
But if Bellingham decides to sign with Real Madrid, which is a possibility, Liverpool must have a variety of backup strategies in place. Two World Cup stars are also included on their list.
Sofyan Amrabat excelled in the midfield during Morocco’s record-breaking journey to the semifinals.
One of Argentina’s best players, Fernandez helped the country win the World Cup for the first time since 1986.
Bellingham will probably cost Liverpool the most money to sign of these three players. He may be worth up to £130 million to Borussia Dortmund, according to certain reports.
At the other extreme of the spectrum is Amrabat. He plays for Fiorentina, who won’t demand nearly as much for their player as Dortmund will.
Fernandez’s price will probably fall between Bellingham and Amrabat’s, though he will undoubtedly be closer to Bellingham.
Liverpool firmly in the hᴜnt for Enzo Fernandez
The 21-year-old plays for the Portuguese team Benfica and was voted the World Cup’s young player of the year. He relocated there from River Plate in July.
Fernandez will remain with the team for the entire campaign, according to Benfica. Liverpool and his other suitors have been informed that in order to sell in January, they will have to match his entire €120 million (now £105 million) release clause.
They will definitely change their minds by the end of the season. The £85 million Liverpool paid to purchase Darwin Nunez earlier this year may be closer to the asking price they would accept for his sale.
Multiple teams “fell in love” with Fernandez while he was representing Argentina at the World Cup, according to transfer insider Romano in an interview with CaughtOffside.
Fernandez is not the only player that Klopp and Liverpool are “monitoring” in anticipation of a potential future deal.
“Teams from La Liga and the Premier League. Many of them have grown close to Enzo romantically, according to Romano.
It won’t be simple for any club because of his contract’s [€120 million] release clause. He will hopefully remain at Benfica through the remainder of the current campaign.
He is one of the midfielders that Liverpool is keeping an eye on.
Recently, Rio Ferdinand joined the number of experts who have praised Benfica’s greatest possession. The former Manchester United defender said, “Enzo Fernandez, I like this guy,” when appearing on the BBC. He has done nothing except build his reputation at the age of 21. Clubs will be sniffing all around him. top-tier clubs. For a child so young and at this level, he was incredibly cool-headed. Very good tactically as well.
When Fernandez leaves Benfica for a truly enormous club in the summer of 2019, it won’t be a huge surprise. He intends to compete for the Portuguese championship in the near future.
After the same number of games, Benfica leads the Primeira Liga by eight points over Porto in second place.