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Manchester United: A Bola drops Enzo Fernandez transfer claim

Manchester United: A Bola drops Enzo Fernandez transfer claim -Manchester United News

Manchester United remain interested in River Plate midfielder Enzo Fernandez, according to the latest report from Portuguese newspaper A Bola (via Sport Witness). 

The lowdown: Hot property

A rising star of Argentine football, Fernandez has already garnered attention from Manchester City previously and looks set to be the next big talent to head to Europe from South America.

Following a successful loan spell at Defensa, the 21-year-old has become an established member of the River Plate first team, amassing 19 direct goal contributions in 45 appearances thus far.

It now appears that the red half of Manchester could also be keeping a close eye on developments as a host of European superpowers watch on…

The latest: United keen on Fernandez

As per A Bola, translated by Sport Witness, United – along with AC Milan and Real Madrid – are following Fernandez ‘with a lot of attention’ ahead of the summer transfer window.

It is claimed that the Red Devils could ‘easily’ beat off competition from Benfica for the former Argentina under-20 starlet.

The report added that the man described as having an ‘amazing engine’ by Football Talent Scout creator Jacek Kulig has a €20m (£17m) release clause.

The verdict: Make it happen

As new United manager Erik ten Hag gets his feet under the table at Old Trafford, addressing the void left by the departures of Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic, Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata from midfield must be the Dutchman’s priority.

Capable of operating as a box-to-box midfielder, and in more attacking and a deep-lying role, Fernandez boasts very strong passing abilities which would suit the way that Ten Hag wants his team to play based on his time at Ajax.

During the 2022 campaign, the young Argentine has scored eight times and provided another six assists in just 20 appearances, earning a remarkable 7.77 Sofascore rating whilst firing 1.8 shots on target, making 2.5 key passes and winning five duels per game in the Copa Libertadores.

With a market value of £13.5m and under contract until 2025 (Transfermarkt), United and indeed the Glazers ownership group should jump at the chance to land such an exciting talent for the mooted £17m get-out clause.

In other news: Man Utd and Ten Hag launch ‘important offer’ to sign ‘the future’ of football along with De Jong

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