Reports reaching out from Record, Manchester City watched Sport Lisboa e Benfica central midfielder Enzo Fernández during the UEFA Champions League group stage.
The 21-year-old has made a bright start to the 2022 campaign, scoring eight goals and providing four assists in 18 appearances across all competitions. A €120 million release clause protects him.
Manchester United, Manchester City and Real Madrid were all set to battle for the signature of River Plate midfielder Enzo Fernandez, according to a report five months ago. Fernandez refused to be drawn on speculation surrounding his future when he spoke to the media then, insisting that he remains ‘humble’ and vows to continue growing as a player.
They claim Manchester United are the club with the most interest as Erik ten Hag is a fan of the player and that they are ‘crazy’ about bringing him to Old Trafford.
Manchester United have been targeting a new midfielder for a while and feel Fernandez fits their profile, with a deal for him next year a real possibility
The likes of Barcelona are also in the race, with Xavi seeing him as a possible part of the future of their midfield.
The 21-year-old is also being watched by Manchester City and Liverpool, and should he perform well at the World Cup, there will certainly be a rise in suitors for him come January 2023.