Football NewsBenfica don’t want to let Enzo Fernandez go
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Benfica denied the club president’s comments about the possible departure of Argentine midfielder Enzo Fernandez and insisted he was not for sale.


How was everything?

After a stellar World Cup performance with Argentina, the midfielder’s reserve is on the rise. European heavyweights such as Real Madrid, the Reds and the Red Devils have been linked with the move, but the Blues appear to be chasing the midfielder the most, with reports emerging that they are willing to offer over £106m to sign him. Club president Rui Costa was reported to have said he would let him go in January if his €120m release clause was met, but the club has now issued a statement insisting Costa did not say so.


What does the statement say?

In a statement released, according to A Bola, SL Benfica clarifies that the club’s president has never once uttered the words he is spreading in Italy. According to them, Sport Lisboa e Benfica reiterates its intention to count on central midfielder Enzo Fernandez until the end of the season.


A little about the topic

The Argentine central midfielder has been crowned World Cup Young Player of the Year as Albiceleste has come all the way. Enzo Fernandez has also shone at club level, with three goals and five assists so far this campaign, and it’s no surprise that elite clubs are chasing him. It emerged earlier in the week that Chelsea were willing to sign Jorginho to ease the move for Jorginho, who is poised to leave Benfica just six months after joining the club from River Plate.



And what does Enzo Fernandez want?

The Argentine has agreed to leave Benfica and join the Blues, who are preparing a huge offer for the midfielder. The Argentina national team player has agreed to leave Benfica and join the Blues, according to Italian football journalist Fabrizio Romano. Chelsea are now in direct talks with the Portuguese side and are preparing a huge transfer offer for the midfielder, who has a €120m release clause in his contract. Liverpool and Manchester United have also been linked with Enzo Fernandez but have yet to make a bid.


What did Schmidt say about Enzo Fernandez?

Benfica manager Schmidt was asked about the speculation surrounding Enzo and told reporters that he would respect the young player’s decision about his future. The German said that by December 31 they are sure that they have all the players and no one can leave. According to Roger Schmidt, that’s when the market opens up and when they have players with great talent, they always run the risk of losing players.

These young players sometimes have opportunities. It’s not just Fernandez, it’s all the players. It’s part of the football business. If they have the opportunity, they must make decisions. Roger can give them advice and guidance. But he says he has always respected the players’ decisions because they only have one career.


A little about Fernandez

Enzo arrived in Benfica only in the summer from the River Plate, but the player’s performances at the World Cup drove him into the spotlight and brought him many admirers. Enzo Fernandez declined to talk about his future and said only that his agent was doing business.