Benfica head coach Roger Schmidt just isn’t positive if Friday’s 3-0 loss to Braga was Enzo Fernandez’s final for the membership amid experiences that he has agreed to affix Chelsea.
Fernandez starred for Argentina throughout their triumphant World Cup marketing campaign, prompting hypothesis of a transfer in the course of the January switch window.
The 21-year-old, who joined Benfica from River Plate final yr, was rewarded for his efforts by being named because the Younger Participant of the Match.
Experiences on Friday claimed Fernandez had already agreed to affix the Blues, with the ball now in Benfica’s courtroom as to whether or not they settle for a bid.
“I don’t know if it was his final sport for Benfica,” Schmidt advised reporters. “He’s a wonderful participant, he’s been performing fantastically, he’s recognized with the membership.
“Typically issues occur and gamers need to make choices. We’ll see what occurs within the coming weeks.”
Schmidt opted to begin Fernandez together with Nicolas Otamendi in Friday’s sport regardless of their brief break after their World Cup triumph.
“Nico and Enzo have been good at present,” he added. “They have been at their regular degree. As I mentioned earlier than the sport, they got here with rhythm, they have been at all times taking part in.
“Others have been on the World Cup, didn’t play, didn’t prepare a lot. They want a while to get again to their finest kind. Total we weren’t ok. You’ll be able to’t change.”