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Former Wolves target Enzo Fernandez shines against PSG

Wolves decided against signing Enzo Fernandez in the summer, and the midfielder continues to impress for Benfica.

The 21-year-old was hot property during the last transfer window.

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Wolves showed an interest in the star while he was at River Plate, and it was claimed that the club had even sent Mathew Hobbs out to Argentina to tie up a deal for the midfielder.

But nothing materialised and in the end he made a move to Benfica for around £17 million. It was claimed that Jeff Shi appeared to decide against paying such an amount, which was his release clause.

Simply put, that fee is looking like an absolute bargain already for the Portuguese giants.

Fernandez has started life at his new club in wonderful fashion, starting all 17 of their games in 2022/23.

The South American is a firm favourite with Roger Schmidt and also the fans.

Fernandez has regularly dominated games in midfield this season, and is proving himself to be fantastic on the ball, regularly posting pass completion rates of over 90%.

Last night against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League he really shone.

According to Sofascore data, he completed 48/53 passes (91%), and had 62 touches, which was second only to Alexander Bah of the Benfica players.

He also made three tackles and three interceptions and recovered the ball seven times.

Wolves may wish they had pushed harder to sign Enzo Fernandez, as midfielder stars against PSG

Fernandez really is enjoying a fantastic season over in Portugal.

He has started the new campaign so well that many people are now clamouring for him to make Argentina’s World Cup squad. Somehow, he is still uncapped at senior level.

Fernandez just seems to do everything to a really high standard.

He’s great on the ball and can pick any kind of pass given his excellent radar. But he also excels defensively, winning the ball back and covered a lot of ground.

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Wolves did eventually sign Matheus Nunes in the summer. That was a sensational coup by the club.

But it feels as though Fernandez should have been signed too, given the affordable price he went to Benfica for.

There has been some talk about Nunes leaving after just one year at Molineux.

Fernandez would be a brilliant replacement for him, although it’s very possible Fernandez will have become unaffordable to many clubs by next summer.