Enzo Fernandez has secured his move to Chelsea.
The world cup winner is set to sign a contract until 2031. He joins a long list of players after signing long deals at the London club.
Liverpool were reportedly interested in Fernandez but put off by his transfer fee. It is believed that Chelsea paid more than his release clause in order for Benfica to agree to structure the payments over a number of years.
Fernandez’s was €121M. A new British record.
As pointed out by The Athletic “Fernandez is the 17th player to arrive at Chelsea under Todd Boehly’s ownership, at a total cost of around £600million.”
Football journalist César Luis Merlo shared an exclusive image of Fernandez and his entourage en route to London.
🚨Enzo Fernández ya está rumbo a Londres para firmar su contrato con el Chelsea junto a su agente Uriel Pérez.
*️⃣El argentino fue comprado al Benfica en €121M y su contrato será hasta junio de 2031. pic.twitter.com/NztdxtNBMF
— César Luis Merlo (@CLMerlo) February 1, 2023