Enzo Fernández

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Oh and the one with the best story of them all - Alex Sabella. For those who haven't heard this story. After the success with Ricky Villa and Ossie Ardilles, Sheffield United also wanted to tap into the south American market. So they signed 23 year old Alex Sabella, but they had their sights on yet another talented Argentinian. A 17 year old midfielder who Boca Juniors wanted £150.000 for. For some reason it didnt happen - there are 2 unofficial explanations why. The first is that the agent wanted a lot of extra money which caused the overall fee to be too much - the second was that it was the military dictatorship that insisted on an extra £150.000 in bribes to allow the player to leave the country. That players name was Diego Armando Maradona.
 

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We haven't bought a promising South American since Javier Hernandez (Pellestri doesn't count he never plays). Hope we do they are like box of chocolates you never know what you are going to get.
:lol:

Hernandez is Mexican, pretty sure that's north American.
 

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Has ADM being erased from our collective fans conscious?
ADM, Romero, Rojo, Falcao, Fred, Sanchez, Telles, and Cavani are South Americans the club signed (post SAF era), but they played in Europe for many years before coming to United.

Varela is an example similar to Pellistri, signed as a young talent straight from South America in 2013, from the same club as Pellistri (Penarol).

Garnacho is Argentinian but he was born in Spain and was signed from Atlético Madrid's academy, Pereira is Brazilian but he was born in Belgium and signed from PSV.

I can't recall any other players we signed straight from South America beside Varela and Pellistri (Post SAF era)
 

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Knew it. Just not the kind of signing we make.

We mostly pay premium for well known players for the first team.
 

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Knew it. Just not the kind of signing we make.

We mostly pay premium for well known players for the first team.
I’m confused, is Enzo supposed to have come in and displaced McFred and made us better? We need better players than this, in a few years he may be at that level, we can then pay top dollar for him, I don’t mind that. We can’t sign everyone. Secondly are we going to cry each time another team signs a CM and say “oh we should have signed him”?
 

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I’m confused, is Enzo supposed to have come in and displaced McFred and made us better? We need better players than this, in a few years he may be at that level, we can then pay top dollar for him, I don’t mind that. We can’t sign everyone. Secondly are we going to cry each time another team signs a CM and say “oh we should have signed him”?
I would imagine so considering we have done exactly that over every transfer completed in the last 3 years.
 

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I’m confused, is Enzo supposed to have come in and displaced McFred and made us better? We need better players than this, in a few years he may be at that level, we can then pay top dollar for him, I don’t mind that. We can’t sign everyone. Secondly are we going to cry each time another team signs a CM and say “oh we should have signed him”?
Not with him nope
 

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I’m confused, is Enzo supposed to have come in and displaced McFred and made us better? We need better players than this, in a few years he may be at that level, we can then pay top dollar for him, I don’t mind that. We can’t sign everyone. Secondly are we going to cry each time another team signs a CM and say “oh we should have signed him”?
No. I just know the link was bullshit.

That said, he is supposed to be a top talent. Signing him would be more exciting then the prospect of watching a midfield of McT and Fred next season.
 

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Good career move for him. Player development was getting lost with big clubs signing these kind of players at a premium.

Hope he develops and we sign him when he’s ready for a move to a bigger league.