Enzo Fernandez is taking part in along with his idol Lionel Messi on the World Cup after a speedy rise at Benfica

Six years previously Enzo Fernandez was a young person defending Leo Messi on social media, proper now he’ll line up alongside him in a World Cup last-16 sport because the revelation of the Argentina workforce and prime of Actual Madrid’s wanted file.

The 21-year-old was merely 15 when Messi launched his retirement from worldwide soccer in 2016 after a disappointing Copa America. 

Fernandez took to Fb to defend him from the abuse his alternative had acquired and urge him to rethink.

Enzo Fernandez (left) will line up alongside idol Lionel Messi (correct) in a World Cup last-16 sport

Six years previously Fernandez was a young person defending ‘human being’ Messi on social media

Argentine journal El Grafico reproduced the on-line publication this week by which Fernandez wrote: ‘How can we persuade you when we now have solely had one per cent of the strain you’ve had in your shoulders? 

‘How can we persuade you once we don’t realise that along with the best participant on the planet you’re a particular person, a human being.’

Messi lastly reversed his alternative to surrender although he has acknowledged the Qatar match will now be his last. 

Argentine journal El Grafico reproduced the on-line publication from Fernandez this week

Enzo’s phrase continued: ‘Do what you need to Lionel however please take into consideration staying. However solely keep to have enjoyable, which is the factor these individuals have taken away from you.

‘Once you had been a child you could have dreamed of representing your nation and having enjoyable. Play to have enjoyable, as a result of when you’ve enjoyable, you don’t have any thought how a lot enjoyable we now have.’

On the time the youthful midfielder was coming by way of the youth ranks at River Plate, he may not at all have dreamed that sometime he would signify his nation alongside Messi.

After one glorious season at River he earned a switch to Benfica and broke into the nationwide workforce and when he scored in the direction of Mexico within the group stage he turned the youngest aged 21 years and 313 days since Messi, aged 18 years and 257 days, to take motion.

Fernandez may solely have dreamt he would play alongside Messi when he was at River Plate

That sport propelled him into the European spotlight and easily as James Rodriguez intention in the direction of Uruguay within the 2016 World Cup earned him a switch to Actual Madrid, Fernandez could be heading the same method.

Named Enzo after River Plate’s Uruguayan legend Enzo Francescoli, Madrid now want him to line up with Uruguayan Fede Valverde and French pair Aurelian Tchouameni and Eduardo Camavinga in a midfield which will lastly succeed the sacred trio – Casemiro, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric.

Madrid have up to now made Jude Bellingham their major purpose opening pre-emptive talks with Borussia Dortmund, membership with whom, they’ve an outstanding relationship.

The 21-year-old Benfica midfielder has develop to be a summer season change purpose for Actual Madrid

However for some time now the membership have feared that Bellingham has already prioritized Liverpool over a switch to Spain and having overwhelmed Liverpool to the signing of Tchouameni last summer season they are going to be unable to repeat the trick.

Fernandez moreover represents a further manageable funding beneath the 100m euros-plus that Bellingham is susceptible to worth Liverpool.

Fernandez may end up costing Benfica as quite a bit as 18m euros having initially paid 10m for the River Plate midfielder. 

His price is multiplying with every sport he performs in Qatar nonetheless Madrid nonetheless see him because the cheaper alternative this summer season and in keeping with their customized of signing a World Cup star – moreover they launched Kroos and Keylor Navas after the match in Brazil eight years previously.

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