Benfica midfielder Enzo Fernandez was ‘a good fit’ for Manchester United this summer and could be on the market at the end of the season.
That’s according to journalist Sofia Oliveira, who believes the Argentine has developed into ‘one of the most complete’ players in Portugal.
Fernández joined Benfica in a €12m deal from River Plate in the summer, having established himself in their first team over the last two years after rising through their youth ranks.
He was widely regarded as one of the best up and coming youngsters in his homeland, something that had earned him attention from Europe.
Manchester United were one of those who were reportedly keen on his signature, with numerous reports making it clear they were fans and it even claimed they could ‘easily’ beat the competition to his signature.
That never happened and he instead moved to Portugal with Benfica, where he has since been starring in both the league and Champions League, with three goals and four assists I 21 games in all competitions.
“Enzo Fernández was a good fit for Manchester United,” she told CNN Portugal, relayed by Mais Futbol.
“Fernandez is one of the most complete players that have passed through Portugal in recent years. We are looking at a midfielder who can arrive in the box and shoot but is also very competent from the defensive point.
“He runs a lot and can also make a difference from set pieces. That’s not so accurate yet but he also has this ability. He is a very complete midfielder and Argentina will have a world class player on their hands if everything goes well.
“He will probably be in the market at the end of the season. there is a list of players that will have more value at Benfica by then and they will have more difficulties in holding on to them.”