River Plate star Fernandez welcomes Real Madrid interest

Real Madrid are keeping tabs on River Plate star Augusto Fernandez.

The midfielder will gain his Spanish passport in November and DiarioSport says Real intend to make a major offer for him in January.

Real had scouts watch Fernandez in action last week against Estudiantes.

The midfielder is aware of Real's interest and said: "Spanish football is the one that I like most. And I like Madrid a lot.... I would say too much. Without a doubt, I'm proud that Real Madrid has paid attention to me."

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