This is also the amount that activates the release clause of Enzo Fernandez’s contract with Benfica club, which is still valid until June 2027. But Chelsea are looking to pay in installments, and are convincing the Portuguese team to agree, according to Marca newspaper.
Enzo Fernandez has just returned to play for Benfica club on the morning of December 31 right after the 2022 World Cup
At the 2022 World Cup, 21-year-old Enzo Fernandez played very well and contributed to the Argentina team to win the championship and win the Best Young Player award. Therefore, right after the tournament ended, a series of “big guys” in Europe pursued to recruit this rising midfielder star, in which Chelsea currently dominates because of the decision to activate the contract’s release clause. worth 120 million euros.
The implementation of this decision by Chelsea will make it difficult for Benfica club to keep Enzo Fernandez, after it was reported that the player also agreed to join the Stamford Bridge team to take a new step in his career.
The current problem Benfica wants to receive the entire transfer fee, but only enjoys about 75%, the rest belongs to River Plate club in Argentina because the binding clause when transferring this player in the summer of 2022 is valid. a total of only 18 million euros.
Marca newspaper said that Benfica is very reluctant, the president of this team, former player Rui Costa is also trying to convince Enzo Fernandez to stay until the end of this season with a proposal to reward the young Argentine star 2 million euros.
Currently, the Portuguese team does not want this player to leave because they are leading the league, and in the round of 16 Champions League teams meet Club Brugge to play the first leg from mid-February 2023.
Therefore, in the near future, it will be up to Chelsea club to convince Benfica to agree on a method of paying 120 million euros to buy Enzo Fernandez. If the two sides reach an agreement, this player will also become the most expensive player in Argentine football history (surpassing the old record of striker Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli to Juventus in 2016 for a fee of 90 million euros).