This winter, Manchester United will be keeping a close eye on the World Cup. The illustrious competition affords scouts the ideal opportunity to observe players outside of their usual club setting..
United have signed many players off the back of strong performances at the World Cup, including Daley Blind and Marcos Rojo in 2014 with the Netherlands and Argentina, respectively.
There are a number of players that the Red Devils are currently scouting, and have been for quite some time, who are also putting in strong performances at the tournament in Qatar..
The most notable name that continues to appear in reports is PSV Eindhoven’s Cody Gakpo, who has scored twice in two matches for Louis van Gaal’s Dutch side as they approach the knockout phase.
However, another star is currently playing sensationally for their country in the Middle East, and he is quickly becoming one of Europe’s most sought-after midfielders.
His name is Enzo Fernandez, and he came off the bench against Mexico on Saturday and looked lively in Argentina’s opener against Saudi Arabia, despite the loss..
Fernandez currently plays for Benfica in the Portuguese league, where he has had a fantastic season in the middle of the park under Roger Schmidt, with the team sitting comfortably at the top of the table and progressing to the knockout rounds of the UEFA Champions League.
According to native outlet Record, Man United are interested in signing the player and have been since his days with River Plate in South America.
Unfortunately, Benfica want £105 million for their star player, so signing Fernandez in January is out of the question if the club also wants to bring in a center-forward.
Real Madrid is also said to be interested in signing him..
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