Wolves are reportedly closing in on River Plater midfielder Enzo Fernandez.

According to Jornal de Noticias, the 21-year-old is ‘very close’ to signing for Wolves, who have sent a representative to tie up a deal in Argentina today.

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The player can leave the club either this summer, or when the season ends in October.

It would seem Wolves are now in pole position to land the exciting South American, with Benfica having been keen.

There has also been mention of AC Milan, who risk missing out on Renato Sanches.

It is not particularly good news for River Plate, who are already losing another top youngster of theirs in Julian Alvarez.

The striker is heading to Manchester City.

Fernandez has been with River Plate since 2006, having joined the club from Club La Recova.

He first joined the first-team first-team in January 2019, with his actual debut arriving 14 months later against L.D.U. Quito.

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The claim comes amid continued speculation about Joao Palhinha, who is seemingly now set to join Fulham.

The Sporting CP star had look bound for Molineux until the Cottagers recently came to the table and reached an agreement with the Portuguese outfit.

Wolves also continue to be linked with Matheus Nunes, who is currently deciding his future.

Wolves set to make first signing of the summer with Enzo Fernandez?

This has certainly come out of the blue, but it looks as though Wolves might be closing in on their first signing of the summer.

Journalist Javier Gil Navarro has stated that the club’s head of scouting Mathew Hobbs is travelling to Argentine to tie up a deal.

It is thought the idea is to trigger the star’s release clause, which is set at £17 million.

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Jornal de Noticias have been fairly reliable previously, having first reported the severity of Pedro Neto’s knee injury.

So it could well be that Wolves are genuinely trying to land Fernandez.

And hopefully, the club can tie up a deal quickly if the youngster is keen to come.

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