Enzo Fernandez backed to ‘go straight into Liverpool XI’ after source’s signing reveals
Former Aston Villa and England striker Gabby Agbonlahor has backed Enzo Fernandez to “fit straight in” at Liverpool.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Aston Villa attacker insisted Fernandez has “everything” after playing a key role in Argentina winning the World Cup.
Argentine publication Diario La Capital claimed last week that an agreement already existed between Benfica and Liverpool regarding Fernandez. It stated: “The English club already has an agreement in principle with the Portuguese club to incorporate the young Argentina midfielder from June 2023.”
It has been widely reported that he has a £105million release clause at Benfica after joining the club in the summer.
Benfica is expected to receive a flood of offers, but they are reportedly not under any pressure to sell. The 21-year-old, who recently relocated from River Plate to Lisbon, would want to go to Liverpool if he were to leave the Estadio da Luz.
“I really liked Fernandez,” Agbonlahor told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.
“I thought he was aggressive, good on the ball and the goal he scored against Mexico was a screamer. He’s got everything.
“It all depends on what club needs what and how much a club needs a certain type of player. I’m sure he will definitely get a move it just depends on what club needs a centre-midfielder.
“He would fit straight in at Newcastle, he would fit straight in to the starting XI at Liverpool and Chelsea could do with a fresh midfielder.
“It just depends on what club he goes for and what club wants to spend that sort of money.”
Fernandez, who played in all seven of Argentina’s World Cup matches, was awarded the tournament’s best young player.
After moving from River Plate for £15 million in the summer, he signed a deal with Benfica that runs through the summer of 2027.