Benfica 'reject £88m offer for Liverpool target Enzo Fernandez,'
Benfica ‘reject an £88m offer from an unnamed club for Liverpool target Enzo Fernandez with the Portuguese side holding out for his £105m release clause’ after the Argentina star’s value soared thanks to World Cup glory
- Benfica reportedly rejected an £88million bid for midfield star Enzo Fernandez
- Fernandez played the full match as Argentina beat France in the World Cup final
- The Portuguese side are holding out for 21-year-old’s release clause of £105m
- News will come as a blow to Liverpool, who are targeting the gifted playmaker
Benfica have rejected an £88million offer for midfielder Enzo Fernandez, according to reports in Portugal.
The Argentina star played the full match as the South American outfit beat France 4-2 on penalties in the World Cup final on Sunday.
And according to Record, the Portuguese side knocked back the bid as they are hoping a club will pay Fernandez’ release clause of £105m – which would make it the sixth-most expensive deal of all time.
Benfica have rejected an £88million offer for midfielder Enzo Fernandez, according to reports
The news will come as a blow to Liverpool and boss Jurgen Klopp, who are keen on the star
Club president Rui Costa is said to be determined not to lose him for less than nine figures – which will likely come as a blow to Liverpool and manager Jurgen Klopp, who are keen on the 21-year-old.
Despite the Reds’ interest, the £88m bid is understood to have come from another European heavyweight.
Although only a small number of clubs – perhaps Man United, Man City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Real Madrid and PSG – could afford the asking price, Wednesday’s bid was just £17m away.
The 21-year-old played a key role as Argentina beat France in the World Cup final on Sunday
Benfica could find it hard to keep him if that clause is activated, with the contract offer understood to significantly improve Fernandez’ financial standing beyond Benfica’s capabilities.
The playmaker only moved to the Estadio da Luz this summer from Argentine side River Plate and has only been capped ten times by his country.
However, his value has soared after several stellar World Cup showings in Qatar.
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