Chelsea was announced to prepare to welcome Enzo Fernandez – The best young player of the 2022 World Cup, for a fee of 127 million euros.
According to Portuguese journalist, Pedro Sepulveda, Chelsea sent an official offer to Benfica asking to buy Enzo Fernandez for 127 million euros, exactly as the figure in the player’s release clause.
Benfica tries to convince Fernandez – the best young player of the 2022 World Cup, to stay, but the Argentina international wants to move to Chelsea.
Expert transfer Gianluca di Mazrio added that Chelsea’s signing of Enzo Fernandez was only a matter of time.
A source from TyC Sports updated, Fernandez has reached personal agreements in his contract with Chelsea. The world champion’s side wants Benfica to agree to a quick transfer.
The only remaining problem between Chelsea and Benfica is the payment method, but it is likely that soon a common voice will be reached. Premier League representatives want to divide it into several installments to ensure the Law of Financial Fairness.
More specifically, initially Chelsea transferred Benfica 25% of the fee and the rest divided into the next 2-3 installments. However, the Portuguese team wanted to receive all the money in one go.
Regarding the transfer, Enzo Fernandez’s previous club, River Plate, will earn a large amount of about 30 million euros.
Real Madrid are also interested in signing Enzo Fernandez, but the 21-year-old midfielder prefers a move to Chelsea.