Intermediary Martin Guastadisegno has revealed that Serie A Champions Milan were close to signing Enzo Fernandez before the Argentine sealed a move to Benfica in the summer.
Fabrizio Romano has recently stated that Chelsea are in talks over a move for the World Cup winner, with the Blues keen on paying a high fee to Benfica. The Argentine was linked with a move to Milan before he had moved to Benfica and Martin Guastadisegno, who was working on his potential move to Italy, has revealed that a move to the Rossoneri was close.
He was speaking to TMW recently and he gave his views about how Milan’s interest had materialised and it nearly led to a transfer.
“He wanted to move to Italy and I too would have been delighted to bring him. We worked on this possibility for a long time, then Benfica were good at moving in time and with closing the deal with River Plate in mid-July.”
Focusing further on Milan, Guastadisegno stated: “Contacts with Milan begin in March and in May, Geoffrey Moncada was in Argentina to talk to the player and see him play live. He wanted Italy and immediately said yes to the possibility of moving to the Rossoneri.”
Fernandez has been very impressive for Benfica in the league and in the Champions League, scoring once and assisting thrice in the domestic league. He also has two assists in the Champions League.
Kaustubh Pandey | GIFN