Chelsea COMPLETE file £115m switch for Benfica star Enzo Fernandez
CHELSEA have sealed a British file £106million deal to signal Argentina World Cup star Enzo Fernandez.
The Blues left it late after monitoring the midfielder because the begin of the January window, getting their deal sheet in with minutes to spare.
The Benfica midfielder turns into the EIGHTH signing in a month for the cash-crazy Blues.
Proprietor Todd Boehly has now splashed more money than another membership in a single switch window EVER.
The deal eclipses the £100m Manchester Metropolis spent on Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish in 2021.
And it takes Chelsea’s outlay over the past two home windows to a colossal £602m when add-ons and mortgage charges are included.
Fernandez, 22, had a medical in Lisbon yesterday after talks stalled over the cost construction and a suggestion the Argentine participant remained on mortgage with Benfica till the tip of the season.
He has signed an EIGHT-AND-A-HALF yr contract, which can run till June 2031.
Chelsea might find yourself paying as a lot as £110m with extras for a participant who has scored solely two targets this season.
It’s reported they may shell out £40m up-front, with the remainder of the whopping charge unfold over 5 additional instalments.
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Fernandez, 22, value the Portuguese league leaders simply £10m from River Plate final summer time.
The Argentine facet will financial institution an enormous £26.5m from a sell-on clause, their very own switch file.
Fernandez, who was named Younger Participant of the Event on the 2022 World Cup, has been the No 1 January goal for Chelsea chairman Boehly.
They first made a transfer early final month however the deal took so lengthy to barter Chelsea since signed seven gamers.
Mykhailo Mudryk, Benoit Badiashile, David Datro Fofana, Andrey Santos, Noni Madueke, Malo Gusto and loanee Joao Felix all joined in between to take Boehly’s mammoth outlay within the winter window to £325.9m together with extras.
Boehly additionally spent a whopping £259.1m on upfront charges in the summertime.
Fernandez has been determined to hitch Chelsea all alongside and even mentioned goodbye to Benfica team-mates yesterday morning, insisting ‘a deal will be done’.
The teenager will take the place of Jorginho in midfield after the Italian was offered to Arsenal.
Jorginho put pen to paper on an 18-month cope with the choice of an extra yr at The Emirates after sealing a £12m transfer.