Following an outstanding World Cup campaign with Argentina, Benfica midfielder Enzo Fernandez is reportedly on the radar of some of Europe's top clubs.
We take a closer look at the Argentine's profile and where his future may lie...
Enzo Fernandez is from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and was a product of River Plate's youth system before making 40 senior appearances for the club.
Enzo Fernandez is 21 years old. He will turn 22 in January 2023.
Enzo Fernandez currently plays for Benfica in the Portuguese Primeira Liga after transferring from River Plate in the summer of 2022. Fernandez also plays for the Argentina national team, with whom he won the World Cup in Qatar in the winter of 2022.
A central midfielder with a range of attributes, Fernandez is typically deployed as a deep-lying playmaker. He is adept at controlling possession with a short and sharp passing game, but is also very combative and capable of breaking up the play.
In this sense Fernandez is extremely competent technically and physically, helping to get a hold of games in the heart of midfield.
Following his breakthrough World Cup with Argentina, Enzo Fernandez has reportedly attracted transfer interest from a host of Europe's elite clubs.
A move to the English Premier League has been strongly mooted, with Liverpool, Manchester United and the most heavily linked, whilst Spanish giants Real Madrid have also been credited with interest.
Considering Fernandez's potential and his contract status at Benfica, with his current deal with the Primeira Liga side expiring in 2027, he is expected to fetch upwards of £100m should he make a transfer elsewhere.