Wolves target Enzo Fernandez currently has a £17 million release clause – but it’s set to rise next month.
The midfielder this week emerged as a target for Wanderers.
Supposedly, Mathew Hobbs flew to Argentina to try and negotiate a deal.
But there have been suggestions that Fernandez is keen to play out a full Copa Libertadores campaign with River Plate.
But it seems the player could now be set to for a quick move while his release clause is lower.
Interested clubs are more likely to trigger the clause now, before it rises to £21.5 million.
ESPN journalist Gustavo Yarroch (via Bolavip) has claimed the player has now changed his plans with regards to when he’ll leave River Plate. He’d like to depart now rather than risking clubs no longer being interested in him due to a higher release clause.
This potentially provides a boost for Wolves, who really need to sign players as soon as possible.
Pre-season is not far away now, and Bruno Lage ideally needs new faces to come in quickly so they can settle in.
Wolves must wrap up deal for Fernandez before release clause increases
Perhaps this information could put a spring in Wolves’ step.
Wolves tend not to do things very quickly in the transfer market, but Fernandez’s release clause rising next month may well prompt action from Wolves officials.
But it’s possible Wolves could face competition from other clubs.
But given it’s likely Ruben Neves will leave the club, and Joao Moutinho is obviously ageing, there is a reasonable chance of regular game time for Fernandez at Molineux.
That is something that could convince him into making the move.