Erik ten Hag wants Manchester United to sign Enzo Fernandez and a transfer in January is a possibility.
This is stated by the Portuguese media Record (Via MailSport), which states that the Red Devils are “crazy” about the midfielder.
Fernández only moved to Lisbon in the summer, but is already considered Portugal’s most valuable player.
According to Portuguese soccer expert Sophia Oliveira, the Argentine will be available next summer, even though by then he will have only spent one season at Benfica.
However, the Record report indicates that United are moving forward on their timeline and could try to sign Enzo just six months after his move to Benfica.
United followed Fernandez during the latest transfer window but made no move for the attacking midfielder.
Benfica were able to acquire the midfielder for just £8m from River Plate and are likely to make a huge profit on the player as they placed a buyout clause worth over £100m on him.
With Man United still in need of reinforcements in midfield, Old Trafford are likely to feel more than a little regret that they didn’t make a move sooner.
The 21-year-old is now the talk of Europe, having helped Benfica to the top of their domestic league and the top of their Champions League group.
He has played in every game for the Portuguese giants and has become crucial to their success.
His performances also caught the attention of Lionel Scaloni, who recently called Fernández up to the Argentine National Team.
Enzo is likely to play in the World Cup in Qatar, which will only increase his skyrocketing value and interest in him.
Liverpool and Chelsea have already been touted as potential suitors for Fernandez, along with the Red Devils.
With Oliveira believing Enzo could have the same kind of impact as Bruno Fernandes, Manchester United may want to ensure they stay at the front of the queue.