Alvaro signed for the Reds from Real Madrid in 2020 and, after two seasons of regular football in our youth teams, won the Denzil Haroun Reserve-Team Player of the Year award for 2021/22.
This will be his third stint away from the club, following a fruitful campaign on loan at Preston North End. Fernandez appeared 42 times for the Deepdale club as they finished 12th in the Championship during 2022/23.
Although he is yet to play a competitive first-team game for us, Alvaro started four of United’s pre-season games, setting up Marc Jurado’s goal in the friendly against Wrexham in San Diego.
This will be another valuable opportunity for Fernandez to get senior experience under his belt and we wish him the best of luck at the Estadio da Luz.