‘It’s true…’ – Fabrizio Romano shares Exciting news about Liverpool target midfielder who Messi says is ‘spectacular’
Fabrizio Romano has confirmed the veracity of those claims, but he added that it would take “only crazy things” to convince the 21-year-old to leave Benfica as soon as January.
Enzo Fernandez is reportedly a target for Liverpool.
Although it appears extremely improbable that the former River Plate star will leave the Portuguese top-flight in the near future, the Merseysiders are reported to be particularly keen on strengthening their midfield department in the approaching winter window.
“On Enzo Fernandez, many rumours on this fantastic Argentina player,” the Caught Offside columnist spoke on his YouTube channel.
“Important to clarify. First point: Benfica wants to keep the player in January, so only crazy things can change this story.
“Second point: it’s true that Real Madrid and Liverpool are interested but at the moment they are not negotiating with Benfica.
“Third point: there is a release clause in the contract of Enzo Fernandez and it is €120m.”
That’s a reality which will suit the Reds greatly if there remain any doubts over their chances of landing Jude Bellingham in the summer.
Certainly, it seems Fernandez is a talent to get excited about with legendary star Leo Messi one of many keen to offer their plaudits.
“I’m not surprised by Enzo. I know him and I see him train every day. He deserves it because he’s a spectacular player,” the former Barcelona star told reporters (via the Echo) after Argentina’s 2-0 group stage win over Mexico.
At the price-tag mentioned, it seems that the highly-rated player will be considered mainly as a potential alternative to Jude Bellingham should we manage to pass up the lead in the race for the Englishman’s signature.