Enzo Fernández leaves Benfica and signs for Chelsea for a record amount
In the absence of the official announcement, the Argentine Enzo Fernandez he is already a new player Chelsea. In the last hours of the winter market, with negotiations between the clubs and trips to Lisbon, the world champion will finally leave the Benfica and will play in the Premier League.
Journalist Fabrizio Romano advances that the midfielder will be transferred from Benfica to the ‘Blues’ for the tremendous sum of 120 million euros, being one of the bombings of this transfer window.
“I’m not obsessed with money, I’m obsessed with winning. The secret is to achieve it while maintaining financial balance. At Benfica, we work for titles. The financial part is a means and not an end”, he had explained Rui Costapresident of the Benfica, implying that he wanted to keep Enzo. However, that was not possible.
Todd Boelhyowner of Chelseaand his team, traveled to Portugal and presented what he wanted Benfica: 120 ‘kilos’ for the signing of Enzo Fernandez. The transfer was made because the English entity pressured with two key meetings and the Portuguese team had to decide on the future of the Argentine.
Enzo becomes the most expensive purchase in the history of the Chelseasurpassing Romelu Lukaku which cost 117 million euros and is also the second most expensive sale in the history of the Benficawhich received 127 million from Atletico Madrid for joao felix.
The midfielder joined the Portuguese team after disbursing 18 million euros: 12 million at the time and the rest in variables.
But the point is that River Plate He managed to keep 25% of a future sale and taking these figures into account, the Argentine club will receive a fortune: a total of 32 million would enter.