Today, or at the latest tomorrow, clarification is expected from River Plate regarding Enzo Fernández, a 21-year-old midfielder wanted by Benfica.
The Argentinian club are expected to provide an update on the situation, given the pressure that was exerted by the media and fans as soon as it fell into the public domain that the player met a Benfica coach, Rui Pedro Braz, in the heart of the city of Buenos Aires Aires.
The importance of the meeting with Colo-Colo – for Libertadores, disputed last night (River won 4-0) – justified caution and concentration, because a good result would immediately mean qualification for the round of 16 of the competition by River Plate , but the game is over and there is open ground ahead.
Benfica and River Plate remain well connected, Rui Pedro Braz, sporting director of the eagles, was expected at the Monumental de Núñez and the urgency remains. For the men who run Benfica football, it makes no sense to hire a boss for the midfielder in exchange for 20 million euros and then not be able to use him in the campaign to gain access to the group stage of the Champions League, in the first and very important steps of Roger Schmidt in technical command.
In the event that River Plate and the player seek to extend their stay in Argentina until December, as reported by some media in that country, the response from the eagles will be negative.
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