Journalist Jacque Talbot has now revealed that it will be ‘virtually impossible’ for Liverpool to sign transfer target Enzo Fernandez in the January window.
The Lowdown: Contract offer
It was reported last week that the Reds have approached Fernandez with a contract offer, and are in talks with Benfica over a potential January move.
However, Real Madrid also have him on their radar, and he has a release clause of €120m (£104.7m).
The Latest: January move ‘virtually impossible’
Taking to Twitter, Talbot has now revealed that a January move deal for Fernandez is ‘virtually impossible’, amid recent links to the Anfield outfit:
“Hear from Portugal that a January move for Enzo Fernandez, the World Cup winner recently linked to Liverpool and Newcastle, would be virtually impossible to do. It’ll be summer transfer – he’ll remain Benfica for the remainder of the season.”
The Verdict: Shame
It would certainly be a shame if Jurgen Klopp’s side were to miss out on the signing of Fernandez in January.
Hailed as ‘extraordinary‘ by CBS Sports’ Nico Cantor after his FIFA World Cup exploits, the 21-year-old won the Young Player Award, and was Argentina’s fourth-best performer overall, scoring one goal and supplying one assist in his seven appearances on the way to his country winning the trophy (WhoScored).
The Reds are in sixth place in the Premier League, and are in danger of missing out on the Champions League for next season, so Fernandez would have been an astute signing that could have made a real difference.