AC Milan may very well be left feeling some regret that they did not push harder to sign Enzo Fernandez as he continues to shine for Benfica.
Fernandez was repeatedly linked with a move to Milan during the month of June, and Daniele Longo reported that the Rossoneri were indeed keen on the player and chief scout Geoffrey Moncada spoke directly with him. However, he was always an alternative to Renato Sanches of Lille, so a negotiation with River Plate never started.
Benfica won the race, and Calciomercato.com reported that the deal they struck was for €10m plus €8m in bonuses for 75% of the player’s sporting rights. With Renato Sanches having joined PSG for a similar up front fee, Milan have been left needing to consult their list again.
Calciomercato.com report how Enzo Fernandez is a player destined to be talked about in the future as he has had an immediate impact at Benfica. After his debut goal for the club came in the Champions League qualifiers, the first league goal arrived in the first league game of the season against Arouca.