As a result of his participation in the FIFA World Cup 2022, the young midfielder for Benfica has established himself as one of the most interesting young players in the sport of football.
Argentina eventually broke through after a drought of 36 years and won their third FIFA World Cup trophy thanks in large part to the performances of the 21-year-old star. Argentina’s previous record was two titles. The all-action midfielder was rewarded with the FIFA World Cup Young Player Award as a result of his great play in the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. The tournament was held in Qatar.
Since then, the member of the Argentina national team who has been linked with a substantial transfer to practically every major club in Europe, including the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool, and Real Madrid, has been the subject of rumors.
A report that was released earlier today in The Guardian stated that Chelsea are getting close to sealing a deal to sign the adolescent midfielder and have already come to an agreement on personal terms. The report further stated that the transaction is expected to be finalized in the coming days.
On the other hand, the release clause in Fernandez’s contract is worth €120 million, and it is claimed that Benfica are only willing to sell for the full amount of money.
The Blues are willing to provide a large fee in exchange for an advance payment in the event that they are successful in acquiring his services.
Supposedly wanting to boost their midfield ranks, Manchester United are reportedly looking to hijack the deal in order to obtain the player. Their goal is to improve their roster overall.
After taking over as manager at Old Trafford in the summer, Erik ten Hag made significant enhancements to the roster of players in his midfield department.
Casemiro was purchased by the Dutchman from Real Madrid in a transaction that was valued at £70 million, and Christian Eriksen was brought in by the club on a free transfer. The deal between the two clubs was completed earlier this year.
The fact that both Casemiro and Eriksen are already 30 years old means that the Red Devils might potentially profit from having Fernandez on their roster.
Benfica have already started looking for Fernandez’s replacement, and Maximo Perrone, who is now playing for Velez Sarsfield, has been brought up as a potential candidate.