River Plate’s rising star Enzo Fernandez has reportedly become a transfer target for Manchester United as Erik ten Hag’s rebuild is scheduled to start in the summer.
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Enzo Fernández is ignoring the rumors linking him to a move to Manchester United.
The rising River Plate star has reportedly become a transfer target for the Red Devils as Erik ten Hag’s rebuild is set to begin in the summer after verbally agreeing to become the club’s next boss.
United reportedly sent a scout to Buenos Aires on Wednesday night for River’s Copa Libertadores clash with Brazilian side Fortaleza to take a closer look at the midfielder. Argentine midfielder Ole claims that United liked what he saw when Fernandez scored the first goal to help his side secure a 2-0 victory with the Old Trafford club impressed with his performance.
The report states that Fernandez has been recommended to Ten Hag, who now has a chance to close the deal, with a release clause worth £16m on his current contract rising to just over £20m over the last 10 days of the transfer window in Argentina, from May 16 to August 7.
Fernandez, who has also been linked with Manchester City and Real Madrid, has three years left on his contract with River and it is reported that the youngster’s representatives have held talks with both United and Madrid but have yet to be confirmed. has submitted no offer.
The 21-year-old, who has contributed to seven goals in 11 games in 2022, can comfortably operate anywhere in central midfield, an area United are desperate to tackle in the coming months.
But Fernandez has played down speculation surrounding his future by linking it to 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 am finding regularity, continuity and my teammates and the coaching staff help me a lot. I handle it well. I am grateful for the compliments, I read many of the messages they send and I am 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 next transfer window.
The French star is a perfect fit and ESPN claims the Dutchman is “interested” in signing the playmaker and is a big fan of his versatility. The report states that Monaco is open to negotiations and wants between £50m and £60m for its prized asset.