Real Madrid transfer target prefers move to Liverpool

PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 27: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp looks during a Liverpool FC training session at Stade de France on May 27, 2022 in Paris, France. Liverpool will face Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League final on May 28, 2022. (Photo by Craig Mercer/MB Media/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 27: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp looks during a Liverpool FC training session at Stade de France on May 27, 2022 in Paris, France. Liverpool will face Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League final on May 28, 2022. (Photo by Craig Mercer/MB Media/Getty Images) /
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Real Madrid have always used the World Cup to identify potential transfer targets and a number of players must have caught their attention during the tournament this time around. They have been heavily linked with moves for Josko Gvardiol and Jude Bellingham in recent weeks, but another player who has emerged on Los Blancos’ radar is Enzo Fernandez.

It does look like Real Madrid want to add some youth to their midfield, with the long-term futures of Luka Modric and Toni Kroos up in the air, while Dani Ceballos could soon leave as well. In that regard, Fernandez could be a great addition.

He had a spectacular tournament and helped Argentina win the World Cup after 36 years of wait. And naturally, Real Madrid are not the only club being linked with him. There does seem to be some bad news for Los Blancos though.

As reported by O Jogo (via HITC), Fernandez is prioritising a move to Liverpool despite there being interest from clubs like Manchester City, Barcelona and Real Madrid as well.

World Cup winner prefers move to Liverpool over Real Madrid, Manchester City and Barcelona

It was only in the summer that Fernandez joined Benfica, from River Plate, for a transfer fee believed to be around €12 million.

His career has been on quite the trajectory since then. His performances for Benfica had already gotten him linked with some top clubs, and now, this World Cup has just underlined his incredible quality.

Fernandez had started the tournament as an option to bring off the bench for Lionel Scaloni but he played his way into the starting XI, and held on to it till the very end, helping Argentina to their 3rd title. He was also named the World Cup 2022 Young Player of the Tournament for his contributions.

Thus, it is safe to say that Fernandez has the potential to be a great long-term addition to this Real Madrid side. But it will be tough for them to win the race for his signature.

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