Liverpool have their heart set on Jude Bellingham as their ideal midfield signing, though it can’t hurt to have potential alternatives in mind should.
Enzo Fernandez – previously linked to the Reds by Melissa Reddy – is one such option and Fabrizio Romano has reported in a tweet that the Argentine’s release clause is worth £102.9m.
The release clause included into Enzo Fernández contract with Benfica is worth €120m. Club has no intention to sell Enzo or let him leave in January. 🚨🇦🇷 #transfers
River Plate also have percentage of future sale on Enzo. pic.twitter.com/IHU04n4ZVV
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 1, 2022
With the England international said to be valued at anything between £85.7-£128.6m, it’s highly likely that the Benfica man will be available for a comparatively smaller fee.
Given how well Fernandez is performing at the World Cup, too, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that it wouldn’t necessarily be a gamble to throw such a ginormous figure at the Portuguese-based outfit.
In an ideal world, of course, we’ll manage to snap up Bellingham in the summer – a prospect that’s far from being unrealistic despite the scale of opposition rising around us.
There are a number of factors that will support a Liverpool move for the generational midfielder, prime amongst them being, perhaps, Jurgen Klopp’s positive relations with his old employers.