Benfica president Rui Costa has confirmed that they will let Enzo Fernandez leave the club in the January transfer window if potential suitors meet the release clause in his contract.
Enzo Fernandez has been linked with a move away from Benfica in the upcoming January transfer window following his impressive performances for Argentina at FIFA World Cup 2022.
The 21-year-old was part of the Argentina national football team that lifted the FIFA World Cup 2022 title. He featured in all seven games Argentina played at Qatar 2022 – starting in five of those matches and coming off the bench in two. He also scored a goal and registered an assist for Argentina at the FIFA World Cup.
His performance for Argentina at FIFA World Cup 2022 also won him the young player of the tournament award.
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Benfica will let Enzo Fernandez leave in January if the release clause is met, says club president Rui Costa
A number of top European clubs have been linked with a move for Enzo Fernandez in the January transfer window, including Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, and Real Madrid.
Chelsea appears to be leading the race to sign Enzo Fernandez, who joined Benfica just six months ago. The Portuguese outfit signed Fernandez from the Argentine side River Plate in the summer transfer window.
Amid the interest some European heavyweights have shown in Enzo Fernandez, Benfica president Rui Costa has confirmed they will let the Argentine leave if his release clause is met.
“We don’t want to give up Enzo Fernandez in January, but we are willing to please the boy in the event of a €120 million offer,” Rui Costa told DAZN [via GOAL].
Fernandez’s current contract with Benfica runs until 2027. That means he has more than four years left on his current deal with the Portuguese club.
Since joining Benfica, Enzo Fernandez has featured in 24 games for the Portuguese outfit. He has scored three goals and bagged five assists for Benfica in those matches.
Meanwhile, it remains to be seen if Chelsea or any other clubs interested in the services of Fernandez will trigger the release clause in his contract and land the Argentine midfielder in the upcoming January transfer window.
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