Wolves may reportedly have to wait to sign Enzo Fernandez, with the player wanting to play in the Copa Libertadores.
According to Argentinian outlet La Pagina Millonaria, Wolves may not be able to sign the youngster until January, as he would like to play a full Copa Libertadores campaign which runs until December. That is also the wish of the club.
It has been claimed that Wolves sent their head of scouting Mathew Hobbs to Argentina yesterday to tie up a deal.
Supposedly, the club are ready to pay his release clause, which is around £17 million.
But the player has to agree to a move, and it doesn’t seem he is in a hurry to depart.
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Fernandez is said to not want to hurt his club, who may struggle to find a replacement at this time.
River Plate are already losing Julian Alvarez this summer, with the striker heading to the Premier League with Manchester City.
La Pagina Millonaria actually suggest that River Plate could request that they take Fernandez back on loan until the end of 2022 if they sell. That is what the club did that with Alvarez.
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This is not something Wolves should be getting involved with. Unless there is money to spare for it. But all the indications have been that there isn’t money spare at the moment.
Wolves need to be getting players in this summer, and ideally ahead of pre-season.
Wolves should attempt to convince Fernandez to make the move now.
If he doesn’t want to, then the club should quickly move on and look at other options.
It is vital to get players in in time for pre-season so they can settle.