'Phenomenal' 21-year-old hailed as his country's best prospect, after claims Liverpool want to sign him
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'Phenomenal' 21-year-old hailed as his country's best prospect, after claims Liverpool want to sign him

Reported Liverpool transfer target Enzo Fernandez has been backed for a breakthrough campaign with Argentina at the World Cup.

That’s according to ESPN, who claim the 21-year-old is ready to show the world what he’s capable of over the coming weeks, after a brilliant start to life in a Benfica shirt.

As a result, he has been tipped as Argentina’s best prospect under the age of 23.

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Despite having only arrived in Portugal this summer, the midfielder has impressed a number of giants across Europe, sparking interest ahead of the January window.

According to Record, the Reds are interested in the Argentina international, but they join the likes of Barcelona, Manchester City and Manchester United in the queue of admirers.

However, having signed for Benfica in a deal worth £8.7m, plus £7m in add-ons, the Primeira Liga outfit have reportedly placed a £100m release clause on the youngster.

Fernandez backed for World Cup breakthrough

With Liverpool in desperate need of a midfielder, it is no surprise to see Jurgen Klopp’s side keeping tabs on one of the hottest prospects in Europe.

Although he plays in the middle of the park, the Argentine likes to get forward. Playing off the front-line, his creativity in the final third means he is an excellent playmaker, with the ability to finish off the chances he creates.

He also has that South American flair to his game, with incredible technical skill on the ball. This allows the 21-year-old to get out of tight situations and move the play forward, exploiting the space in between the defence.

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On top of this, Fernandez is also a very hard-working player in the middle of the park. His desire to win the ball back is monstrous, and his efforts to get up and down the pitch at rapid pace are equally as impressive. As a result, he has been dubbed a ‘phenomenal’ player by journalist Zach Lowy.

Liverpool’s scouts will have their eyes fully focused on the youngster as they look ahead of the January and summer windows for an additional midfielder.

If the reported £100m release clause does exist, this transfer becomes all the more unlikely.

However, if this isn’t the case, the Reds will be able to blow Benfica’s £15m transfer fee out of the water.

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