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Major Manchester United blow as Liverpool reportedly in strong position to sign ‘world-class’ Enzo Fernandez

Liverpool are leading Manchester United and a whole host of other clubs in the race to sign Argentina World Cup star Enzo Fernandez from Benfica.

That’s according to a report from French publication Foot Mercato who claim that Liverpool are ‘at the head of the dance’ for the Manchester United transfer target.

Fernandez has a whopping €120 million (£105 million) release clause inserted into his current deal with Benfica (Record). The good news for Manchester United is that Benfica may be willing to sell him for just €85 million (£74 million), according to a Fabrizio Romano via The United Stand.

However, there is some bad news for United to deal with as well…

Liverpool lead Manchester United in race to sign Enzo Fernandez

The 21-year-old Benfica midfielder is one of the most highly sought after young players on the planet. He is wanted by both Man United and Liverpool, as well as a whole host of top European clubs.

Foot Mercato claim that Liverpool are leading the race for his signature though. So as things stand, Erik ten Hag has a tricky task ahead of him, if he is to sign the South American star.

Fernandez is a really talented player. He has been described as an ‘world-class’ player by ESPN.

Fernandez has bagged one goal and three assists in 13 league games for Benfica so far this season. During those appearances, the 21-year-old has averaged two tackles and one interception per game. In his 13 league outings for Benfica this term, Fernandez has made 94.3 passes on average and has recorded a completion rate of 89.9%.

The Argentinian ace is an orthodox central midfielder by trade, but he can also operate in the deep-lying central role. The 21-year-old has a great engine, is technically very good and has an exceptional range of passing.

Enzo Fernandez would be a truly superb addition for either Manchester United or Liverpool.

Unfortunately for Erik ten Hag though, it seems as though Jurgen Klopp is in pole position to bring the Argentinian World Cup star to Anfield.

Stats via Who Scored.

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