Manchester United report: United “holding talks” over signing South American wonderkid

Manchester United are seeking the transfer of a highly sought after South American star.

Enzo Fernández is believed to be wanted by both Arsenal and Real Madrid, but according to a journalist Cesar Luis Merlo from Sports T&CUnited have held talks to take the Argentine to Old Trafford.

Fernández is just 21 years old and has impressed enormously since joining River Plate’s side with Marcelo Gallardo. He also completed a loan spell at Defense and Justice, where he played alongside former Chelsea striker Hernán Crespo.

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However, despite his tender age, the star might be ready to step into the Red Devils setup, especially with the expense of this summer.

Manchester United are about to lose the likes of Paul Pogba, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard in midfield, with all three reaching the end of their respective contracts. Meanwhile, Fernandez has played at the highest level in South America, and while he would have to adapt, he has endured a very physical style of play and could fit in.

With a release clause believed to be in the region of £16m, he could also be seen as a potentially cheaper option as center-of-the-park cover, allowing United to build heavily elsewhere on the pitch. The Red Devils have been linked with the likes of Darwin Nunez as No.9.

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Erik Ten Hag is expected to take charge of Manchester United in the coming weeks, with a major rebuild expected this summer. Current caretaker manager Ralf Rangnick will take on a consultative role at the end of his temporary time on the bench.

Fernandez is valued at around £6m per Transfermarkt.

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