Benfica eyes Enzo Fernández and River Plate points to millionaire clause

Present in the Buenos Aires team, the 21-year-old also thinks to keep an eye on the Libertadores Cup for longer. Coach Marcelo Gallardo does not close the doors but expresses demands.

Benfica are eyeing the signing of Enzo Fernández, midfielder and figurehead of River Plate, but despite the steps taken, the Luz club will not have the easy task of securing the arrival of the young Argentinian midfielder. Indeed, according to O JOGO, those responsible for the millionaires do not want to abandon the talented footballer, important in the strategy of coach Marcelo Gallardo, and point to the 20 million euros in the release clause.

With a contract until December 2025, Enzo Fernández can even leave the Buenos Aires club, as the coach has admitted, but only with a high investment. “There may be offers, but we will enforce market values ​​and if the player comes with an offer and is ready to leave, I never closed the doors,” Marcelo Gallardo said after the win 4-0 against Colo. Colo, in the Libertadores Cup groups.

River Plate have assured their presence in the round of 16 of the competition, which will be played on June 29 and July 6, which conditions the strategy to be followed, as the coach says. “We have to take it slowly, what awaits us leaves us with little time to maneuver and we have to have a balance. In this sense, we have always been clear: when we start the competition, I want players who think about the eighths of final. We talked about it internally, with everyone who had a chance to leave. I always knew in advance when a player might leave by talking to them.”

Enzo Fernández, meanwhile, also intends to remain in the service of River Plate at this stage, precisely because of the club’s ambitions at Libertadores. The desire to stay longer in Argentina was revealed by the athlete’s father, Raúl Fernández, to the TNT Sports channel. “From what we said, he wants to stay, he wants to finish the Libertadores Cup with River. As fans, we want to win it. If he can play the final and win it better. Then he will see the rest “, he said, admitting however a possible expatriation: “If a club seems to pay the clause, something could happen.

However, as a father, and revealing that reaching the Argentina national team “is another big ambition” of Enzo Fernández, the midfielder’s father admitted: “Our wish is that he stays so that he can enjoy it more as a son and at River. and his daughter and we see him a little, two or three times a week. If we are going to play for Europe, we will see him once a year.”

Add Comment