Manchester United midfield target Enzo Fernandez has finally had his say on the constant reports linking him with a switch to Old Trafford.
During the World Cup, United’s interest in the Benfica man intensified as he made seven appearances, scoring once and registering an assist as well.
His impressive performances led to him winning the Young Player of the Tournament award while alerting many clubs to his availability.
Liverpool are also keen on Fernandez as Jurgen Klopp looks to bolster his midfield options.
Real Madrid are also admirers of Fernandez although reports from Spain relayed that Los Blancos have decided to explore a different path and now have their sights trained on Jude Bellingham.
It was recently reported that United now lead the race for the Argentine and have bypassed Liverpool in the hotly-contested race for Fernandez.
United are said to be willing to meet the player’s astronomic release clause.
The 21-year-old addressed these reports and refused to be dragged into divulging his intentions.
The World Cup winner told GE Globo, “I don’t know about my future or proposals, that’s what my representative is taking care of.”
“I don’t want to get into the subject.”
“I am focused on Benfica, we have a game on Friday.”
“I don't want to get into the subject. I am focused on Benfica, we have a game on Friday”. pic.twitter.com/OkqcxQFCTd
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 26, 2022
Benfica have made it clear more than once that the only way to pry Fernandez off their hands in January is to pay his release clause.
His release clause is reportedly worth around a whooping €120m – a figure the Red Devils may be reluctant to part with amidst cash problems at Old Trafford and the takeover process.
The player’s comments and his refusal to categorically rule out a move will however be a source of encouragement for United fans.
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