Liverpool told only £100m will secure signing of player Julian Ward really wants
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Liverpool have reportedly been told that it will cost over £100million to sign Benfica's midfield ace Enzo Fernandez.
Fernandez has caught the eye of many fans and clubs across Europe this season and has featured for Argentina in each of their World Cup group games, scoring once against Mexico.
The 21-year-old has been a vital part of Benifca's success in the Champions League this season. The Portuguese side topped their competitive group, which included both Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp in the summer stressed his side had enough midfield options, but has since gone on to change his mind and accept they are light.
Both Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are rumoured to be leaving the club in the summer as their contracts expire.
Klopp has admitted they need more midfield options
According Jornal de Noticias, Liverpool have been made aware of a release clause of £104million for the Argentine midfielder.
Considering Jude Bellingham, another Liverpool target, would cost a similar price to Fernandez, the Reds may opt for him instead.
Whether Klopp would prefer to sign Fernandez or Bellingham is a question only he can answer, but he has made it clear they need to bring in someone.
"I know we have had this discussion since it all started and I am the one who said we don’t need a midfielder and you were all right and I was wrong," he told the press.
"That’s the situation. There is really nothing more to say about it. We are looking for it, and if it is the right player we need him and if it is not the right player we don’t need him."
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