AC Milan had the green light from Enzo Fernandez over a move during the summer but did not launch an offer in time, according to agent who acted as an intermediary.
Milan were repeatedly linked with a move for Enzo Fernandez during the summer transfer window but it seemed that Renato Sanches was the main focus of the management, with the Portuguese midfielder eventually joining PSG from Lille.
In the end a move to Benfica is what materialised for the Argentina international, who just became a World Cup winner after showing his qualities for his country at the recent tournament in Qatar.
Now, Martin Guastadisegno – an agent who acted as intermediary for Italian clubs in the negotiations over a deal that could have brought Enzo Fernandez to Serie A – has offered some background on the talks that took place in an interview with TMW.
“Contacts with Milan begin in March and in May Geoffrey Moncada was in Argentina to talk to the player and see him play live. He would have accepted on the run, he wanted Italy and immediately said yes to the possibility of moving to the Rossoneri,” he said.
“Fiorentina also made a concrete move, but – just like the Rossoneri – did not submit any offers and in the end he went to Portugal. but I am convinced that if Benfica had waited a little longer from Italy the offer would have come, especially from Milan who showed great interest and probably just needed a little more time to formulate their proposal. It was really close, it was really a shame…”