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Argentine midfielder Fernandez nears Benfica move

23 Jun 2022, 17:18 GMT+10

BUENOS AIRES, June 23 (Xinhua) -- Benfica are close to signing highly rated River Plate midfielder Enzo Fernandez, according to media reports in Argentina.

The Portuguese club has offered to pay 18 million euros for 75 percent of Fernandez's economic rights, the Ole news outlet reported on Thursday.

It added that the 21-year-old would likely remain with the Buenos Aires giants until the European winter.

Fernandez has made 49 appearances for River, scoring 11 goals and providing nine assists, since being promoted from the club's youth academy in 2019.

The former Argentina youth team player has also reportedly attracted the interest of Wolverhampton Wanderers and AC Milan.

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