Manchester United has called off its loan of Álvaro Fernández to Granada, with the Spanish player soon set to strengthen Benfica.
“The Red Devils” ahead of the season decided to accept an offer from the Spanish club, which promised their player regular appearances in LaLiga. However, no purchase option was included in the agreement.
Benfica, or “The Eagles”, underwent a few changes to their left side defence a few months ago. After Álex Grimaldo’s departure, they acquired David Jurásek and Juan Bernat.
While the former has not met expectations, the latter has spent more time in the treatment room than on the field. This led to the need for recruiting a new player.
SL Benfica approached Manchester United with a proposition to hire Álvaro Fernández and the discussions occurred at lightning speed. The Portuguese presented an offer of a half-year loan and an option to conduct a definitive transfer for a 10 million euro amount after the end of the temporary stay. An agreement between the clubs was reached.
Granada has just confirmed that the 20-year-old has been called back from the loan. As reported by football journalist Fabrizio Romano, the Spanish player will arrive in Lisbon on Monday to undergo medical examinations and finalise his transition.
The five-time representative of “La Furia Roja” under 21 arrived at Old Trafford from Real Madrid’s academy in 2020, but to this day he has not managed to debut in the first team. This season, the left-back participated in 14 matches.