Chelsea is ready to pay Benfica £105 million to break the contract and recruit the best young midfielder of the 2022 World Cup – Enzo Fernandez.
Benfica’s young talent made a strong impression at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, helping Argentina to climb to the top for the third time.
From the extra double, Enzo Fernandez has taken an official place since the victory against Mexico. His outstanding performance was recognized with the award of Best Young Player of the tournament.
After the 2022 World Cup, a series of teams immediately knocked on Benfica’s door to ask about the transfer of Enzo Fernandez.
Chelsea were most eager to make an attractive offer for the World Cup champion. According to CM daily, the Chelsea representative flew to Portugal to close the deal.
The London team is ready to drop the safe, paying 120 million euros (£105 million) to release the contract between Enzo Fernandez and Benfica.
The source said that Chelsea want to knock out competitors such as Newcastle, Manchester United and Liverpool.
Enzo Fernandez’s current contract with Benfica is valid until 2027. Although they want to keep him until the end of the season, the Portuguese team will not be able to do anything if a partner pays the termination fee.
Coach Graham Potter sees Fernandez as an ideal replacement for Jorginho – the midfielder is looking to leave Stamford Bridge next year when his contract expires.