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Sources at Benfica disclose just how close Fernandez is to sign for Liverpool

Sources at Benfica disclose just how close Fernandez is to sign for Liverpool

Benfica sources have provided an update regarding Liverpool’s pursuit of midfielder Enzo Fernandez.

Fernandez is presently representing Argentina at the World Cup in Qatar. Despite beginning the tournament on the bench, he has worked his way into the starting lineup and produced a string of brilliant performances.

On Sunday, he will now compete in the World Cup final, which will pit Argentina against France.

The event has only served to enhance Fernandez’s status in the footballing world, as the midfielder has excelled for Benfica this season.

He only joined the club in the summer after leaving Argentinian powerhouse River Plate, but it looks he is already on the move.

According to the Portuguese publication Record, Liverpool has signed a ‘pre-agreement’ with the player on a transfer to Anfield.

Now, Benfica have confirmed how imminent a transfer to Liverpool is.

Benfica provide Enzo Fernandez Liverpool update

The Portuguese giants, according to 90min, will only trade Fernandez if interested teams satisfy the €120 million release clause in his Benfica contract.

This may deter some clubs, and Liverpool’s transfer record would be broken if they were to pay such a high price.

However, sources told the same newspaper that rumors of a deal between the Reds and Fernandez are premature and that the Portuguese club is unaware of any such arrangement.

Moreover, it is rumored that Liverpool has simply expressed interest in the midfielder at this point.

Despite Fernandez’s current concentration on the World Cup, it is possible that this transaction will be finalized once the tournament concludes.

On December 30, Benfica will return to league play when they face Braga. The January transfer market starts two days later, so if the Reds are able to complete a deal fast, Fernandez may have played his final game for Benfica.

Sources at Benfica disclose just how close Fernandez is to sign for Liverpool

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