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“Intense competition for the Argentine player”, Real Madrid will get stiff competition from Atletico Madrid to sign the €34.6M rated star

According to reports, Real Madrid will have to fight against Atletico Madrid to sign 21-year-old Argentine midfielder Enzo Fernandez

A report from the Spanish publication Fichajes claims that Atletico Madrid has shown interest in Enzo Fernandez. Benfica’s 21-year-old midfielder is attracting interest from some of Europe’s top clubs, including Real Madrid, Liverpool, and Manchester City.

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As a result of his spectacular 2021 season with River Plate, Enzo Fernandez’s value has skyrocketed during the last twelve months. A number of prestigious teams expressed interest in the Argentine midfielder in the offseason leading up to his signing with Benfica in 2022.

The 21-year-old has quickly become an integral part of Benfica’s lineup, with three goals and four assists in 22 games. As a result of his play, Fernandez has almost certainly qualified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Simultaneously, he has caught the attention of numerous European powerhouses, notably Atletico Madrid and the Merengues.

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A future without Toni Kroos and Luka Modric is something that Los Blancos must prepare for soon. The pair in the middle of the field is getting on in years, and although they may play another year, their best days are behind them. Therefore, the Merengues must devise a strategy for the future of the dynamic duo.

As a result, many midfielders, notably Jude Bellingham, have come to the attention of the Los Blancos. They might go for Enzo Fernandez as well, as he’s a target for Los Blancos. However, Madrid’s local rival Atletico Madrid will provide fierce resistance in the pursuit of the Argentine midfielder.

After a terrible showing in the UEFA Champions League, Atletico Madrid will aim to revamp the team in the next two transfer windows. Los Rojiblancos will need to make some changes to their roster for next season as a result of some underachieving players this year. Thus, Atletico Madrid should seriously think about pursuing Enzo Fernandez.

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It’s not only Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid that want to buy the 21-year-old Argentine midfielder; Manchester City and Liverpool are also in the mix. After the Colchoneros join the game, it will be fascinating to see the shift in power dynamics.

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