LI leg the winter market pump. Chelsea sign Enzo Fernndez for 121 million euros! A ‘kilo’ more than the termination clause that the 22-year-old Argentine media had. Benfica said it was the last ‘blue’ offer after a marathon day of negotiations that brought the world champion to the Bridge. Now all that remains is for the clubs to submit the documentation on time.
Enzo signs a long contract with Chelsea (2030-2031), charging, according to English sources, five ‘kilos’ for each of the seasons. An incorporation that closes a crazy market for Londoners. In Boehly’s first season at the helm of the club after buying it from Abramovich, transfer spending has skyrocketed to 611.5 million! The 282 in summer were widely surpassed in winter: 329.5 ‘kilos’ in Mudryk (70), Badiashile (38), Madueke (35), Malo Gusto (30), Andrey Santos (12.5), Datro Fofana (12) and Joao Flix (11, on loan) to those who join the 121 of Enzo Fernndez.
The most expensive Argentine
A record transfer. He is the most expensive Argentine in history, exceeding the 90 million that Juventus invested for Gonzalo Higuan in 2016.the footballer for whom the most has been paid in the Premier pulverizing the 117.5 that Manchester City paid for Jack Grealish in 2021 and enters the ‘top 6’ of most expensive signings of all time.
Everything accelerated on the last day of the market. Chelsea, who had a first offer of 95 ‘kilos’ rejected, reached the price of the clause (120), but they wanted to defer the payment. However, the ‘Incarnated’ requested a single income plus taxes, which triggered the operation to more than 130. In the end they reached those 121 in which the operation was closed giving Rui Costa his arm to twist.
An amount from which River Plate -the club from which Benfica signed him last summer for 14 million- will receive a juicy percentage by having 25% of the pass, receiving 32.5 kilos! In addition, the bonuses for objectives and the solidarity mechanisms will make them reach 41.
Enzo, who did not play with Benfica this Tuesday against Arouca and who trained in the gym on the last day of the market, had already passed the medical examination according to the English media and will arrive at a Chelsea that has been reinforced to infinity. We are tenth in the Premier, 10 points behind fourth place, the ‘blues’ are gambling everything on a Champions League in which they face Dortmund in the round of 16. A challenge in which Fernndez will be key.