Manchester United have perhaps lost the race to sign Cody Gakpo. Can they beat the Merseysiders to the signing of Enzo Fernandez? We shall see.
As per yesterday’s version of O Jogo (press image provided below), Man Utd and Liverpool have intensified contacts to close the signing of the Argentine international in January.
The news source have mentioned that it is increasingly possible to see Enzo, who has recently returned from international duty, leave Benfica soon.
Man Utd have advanced in recent days in order to convince and agree a fee with Benfica and terms with the South American midfielder to complete the deal.
The Eagles have made it clear they will only agree a fee equal to the release clause of the player i.e. £106million.
On the other hand, Fernandez is not focusing on the stories and says that his representative is responsible for dealing with the interested parties.
Enzo directly contributed in two goals in Argentina’s World Cup winning campaign. He featured in every single game and was named the Young Player of the Tournament.
O Jogo claim that Benfica have recently rejected a bid worth 100 million euros to hold on to the 21-year-old and Man Utd are prepared to raise the stakes ‘even further’ to secure his signing.
For the latest updates on the transfer saga, watch this space.