It’s the World Cup final on Sunday – and for Wolves officials, it’s another chance for former target Enzo Fernandez to invoke feelings of regret, and prove himself as one of the best youngsters in football.
The midfielder has been one of the stars of the tournament so far.
The ace has been at the heart of Argentina’s push to the final, where they will meet France.
Les Bleus are looking to win the competition for a second time in a row, after defeating Morocco to reach this point.
Most eyes will be on Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe.
But Fernandez will be key for Argentina. If he plays to the level he has been doing throughout the tournament, then the South Americans have an excellent chance to win.
For Wolves fans, it’s another chance to feel regretful.
Wanderers were linked with a move for Fernandez during the summer transfer window, whilst he was still at River Plate.
Supposedly the story goes that Matt Hobbs flew to Argentina to try and complete a deal for the youngster.
But there were claims that Fernandez wanted to stay with River and compete in the Copa Libertadores.
Wolves abandoned their pursuit, Fernandez played in the competition but was knocked out quickly, and he then joined Benfica.
He has, perhaps inevitably, absolutely ripped it up for the Portuguese side.
And also inevitably, Fernandez’s market value has absolutely skyrocketed.
According to 90min, Benfica will not sell Fernandez for anything less than his release clause, which is £103 million.
Supposedly, Liverpool are keen to sign him. But the Reds will have to fork out an absolute fortune.
Enzo Fernandez is one that got away for Wolves, as report reveals new market value
Wolves officials must be extremely uncomfortable about Fernandez’s remarkable rise.
This was a player that they might have signed for just £17 million, which was his release clause at River Plate.
It can be argued that Fernandez would not have developed in the same way had he made a move to Wolves.
But it’s difficult to watch him now and argue he wouldn’t have been a hit at Molineux.
The 21-year-old just seems to have everything.