In a recent report, TNT Sports stated that Manchester City are monitoring the progress of River Plate youngster Enzo Fernandez. It has been mentioned that Man City are set to rival Real Madrid in the race to land the Argentine midfielder.
Fernandez’s Rapid Rise In Argentine Football
Fernandez is enjoying a meteoric rise in Argentine as he has already established himself as a valuable member of River Plate’s match-day squad. The 21-year-old has banged in eight goals and secured five assists in 18 matches for the Argentine giants this season in all competitions.
The talented midfield ace has proven himself to be a consistent performer in both halves by averaging 1.7 tackles, 0.8 interceptions, 1.1 shots, 1.5 key passes and 0.9 dribbles per 90 minutes in the Liga Profesional. He has even been accurate when interchanging possession with his teammates after completing 84.3% of his attempted passes in the top tier of Argentine football (stats via whoscored).
Manchester City Monitoring The Progress Of Fernandez: Is He A Prospect For The Future?
Fernandez has already established himself as a good two-way player at the El Monumental. He is a good tackler of the ball and times his challenges well to make some crucial interceptions at the centre of the park.
The Argentine talent can even create a few inviting chances in the final third and is proficient at making some clever runs with the ball from midfield. He has mostly played as a box-to-box midfielder but can even fill in as a defensive midfielder if needed.
At 21, the future is quite bright for Fernandez as long as he can continue to take strides towards improving himself with each year. Thus, Man City would be wise to engineer a move to bring him to the Etihad Stadium this summer.
Pep Guardiola is the perfect man to oversee the Argentine’s development in the coming seasons. With all things considered, Fernandez is undeniably a prospect to watch for in the future. Therefore, he will be a good, long-term signing for the Mancunian giants to pursue when the transfer window reopens in the summer.