Vn88.cx newspaper said that contributing with leader Messi to “rescuing Argentina’s World Cup”, Enzo Fernandez confirmed the potential of a tomorrow star being sought by both Liverpool, Man City and MU.
VN88 reminds us of the name Enzo Fernandez? memory will not betray you. However, this will not be an article about Enzo Alan Zidane Fernandez, the biological son of the French football legend, who grew up in Castilla but never played a La Liga match for Real Madrid and is now diving in the Western third division. Spain.
It’s about Enzo Jeremias Fernandez, 6 years younger than Enzo, currently 21 and the brightest morning star in Argentina’s midfield.
Little fish of the Silver River
Last summer, Liverpool was linked with Benfica to sign Enzo Fernandez to solve the injury crisis in midfield. At that time, he was also considered a target of Manchester United.
Vn88cx magazine said that Benfica is the first European stop for this central midfielder, in a deal worth 10 million euros plus 8 million euros in extra fees from River Plate.
Born in San Martin in 2021, Fernandez joined local club Club La Recova at the age of six, before quickly entering the River Plate youth system a year later. After 13 years of training, Fernandez was promoted to the first team in 2019. This was followed by a period of training when he was on loan at his compatriot club Defensa y Justicia.
At the national team level, Fernandez has 2 caps for Argentina U21 in 2019. After 3 years of not being able to play internationally, he was first called up to the national team in September of this year, just 2 months before. World Cup takes place.
Returning to the club level, despite being promoted to River Plate’s first team in January 2019, Fernandez did not make his Silver River debut until March 2020. Vn88 newspaper reported that the opportunity to play only came more after he was loaned to club in the 2020/21 season, where he played 33 games throughout the season, scoring 1 goal to help the team win a double cup American.
After that impressive period, the “small fish” was recalled to the Silver River in July 2021 and made 24 more appearances when the team was crowned champion of Argentina. Entering 2022, he shines brightly with 10 goals and 7 assists in 28 games at River Plate. That achievement, that reputation created a passport that took him across the ocean to Europe, wearing the “Eagle” Benfica shirt.
Swim to the big sea
All three of Enzo Fernandez’s first three goals for Benfica came in the first three games. Meanwhile, the overall performance helped Fernandez be honored as the best midfielder of the month in the Portuguese league in August.
Vn88.cx has compiled, Enzo has played 24 matches for Benfica this season, including 13 matches in the league, 4 matches in the preliminary round and 5 matches in the Champions League, plus 2 matches in the National Cup. The main kick was reserved for the 21-year-old morning star; in return, is a great source of energy in the midfield with 3 goals and 5 assists in all competitions for Benfica.
Throughout his budding career, Fernandez was often used as a deep playmaker, responsible for regulating the tempo but at times, also capable of advancing as an attacking midfielder. This player often makes quick and short passes, very precise passes and even plays on the ball to create chances to score goals.
Enzo Fernandez is very aggressive in midfield duels. He well protected the spaces he was in charge of and effectively supported the defense. In addition, Vn88 mobile has appreciated in receiving the ball in a narrow space because it is very good under pressure thanks to its ability to keep balance and flexibility in handling the ball. Besides, Fernandez also dribbles well so he can pull the ball forward.
With his current ability and great future prospects, Enzo is not only a target of the two English Red Devils anymore, but according to many sources, also in the sights of Arsenal, Manchester City, Tottenham and Wolverhampton