United include crucial buy-back clause for departing €6m starlet tipped for greatness – report

Fernandez joined Benfica during the January transfer window after United cut short his temporary spell in Spain with Granada.

His time in Portugal started under difficult circumstances as he struggled to convince coach Roger Schmidt that he was able to be included in the club’s starting XI.

However, in the past few weeks, Fernandez’s stock appears to be at an all-time high. He recently scored his first goal for the Eagles as they comfortably beat league rivals Farense in a 3-1 victory.

The United loanee’s performance on that occasion earned him praise from some of Portugal’s biggest newspapers, who encouraged Benfica to make his stay a permanent one.

Late last month, a report covered by The Peoples Person relayed that Benfica were poised to trigger the €6million (£5.1m) clause in his contract to sign him permanently.

This was then confirmed by Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano who wrote on X (formerly Twitter), “Benfica are still planning to trigger the buy option clause for Álvaro Fernández, almost €6m to Manchester United.”

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