River Plate’s rising star Enzo Fernandez has reportedly emerged as a transfer target for Manchester United as Erik ten Hag’s rebuild is set to get underway in the summer
Enzo Fernandez is not taking any notice of the rumours linking him with a move to Manchester United.
The River Plate rising star has reportedly emerged as a transfer target for the Red Devils as Erik ten Hag’s rebuild is set to get underway in the summer after verbally agreeing to become the club’s next boss.
It was reported that United sent a scout to Buenos Aires on Wednesday evening for River’s Copa Libertadores clash with Brazilian outfit Fortaleza to take a closer look at the midfielder. Argentine outlet Ole claims United liked what they saw as Fernandez scored the opening goal helping his side secure a 2-0 win with the Old Trafford club impressed’ with his performance.
The report states that Fernandez has been recommended to Ten Hag, who now has the chance to clinch the deal, with a release clause worth £16million in his current contract which rises to just over £20million during the final 10 days of the transfer window in Argentina, running from May 16 to August 7.
Fernandez, who has also been linked with Manchester City and Real Madrid, has three years remaining on his River deal and it’s been reported that the youngster’s representatives have held discussions with both United and Madrid, but no offer has been tabled yet.
The 21-year-old, who has contributed towards seven goals across 11 games in 2022, can comfortably operate anywhere in central midfield, an area that United are desperate to address over the coming months.
But Fernandez has played down the speculation surrounding his future linking him with a move away from River Plate and insists he is not getting too far ahead of himself.
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He told TyC Sports : “Calmly, humbly, with a low profile. I try to work day by day to keep improving and growing. Luckily I’m finding regularity, continuity and my teammates and the coaching staff help me a lot. I handle it well. I’m grateful for the compliments, I read a lot of the messages they send and I’m happy. I will continue on this path.”
United have also been linked with a move for Aurelien Tchouameni as Ten Hag’s number one priority is to sign a midfielder in the upcoming transfer window.
The French star is a perfect candidate and ESPN claims the Dutchman is ‘keen’ on signing the playmaker and is a huge admirer of his versatility. The report states that Monaco are open to negotiations and want between £50million and £60million for their prized asset.