The World Cup winner and breakout star has reportedly agreed to join Chelsea.
Enzo Fernández has had a roller-coaster year, from being sold from River Plate to Benfica to making Argentina’s first international, the Buenos Aires native won the World Cup in December and could end the year at one of the Premier League’s top clubs.
Fernández and Benfica listened to offers from Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United, who were willing to pay the $120 million release clause to sign the dynamic midfielder. Now, according to The Sun, Enzo Fernández has decided where he will play next.
Benfica have very little choice, not only are the offers too good to be true, but the chances of Enzo Fernández staying this season are very slim. Here are the details on Enzo Fernández’s possible move to Chelsea.
Enzo Fernández to Chelsea
According to The Sun, Enzo Fernández has agreed to join Chelsea with The Blues now starting to discuss terms with Benfica. Fabrizio Romano tweeted: “Chelsea are now in direct talks with Benfica for Enzo Fernandez. Chelsea want to offer huge fee instead of paying release clause in one solution. Benfica always asked full €120m (£106m) clause. Understand Enzo already said yes to Chelsea. #LFC or #MUFC made no bid, as of now.”
For Benfica it would be the latest talent from South America to make the leap from Portugal to the Premier League, as in the offseason Benfica sold Darwin Núñez to Liverpool. Enzo Fernández would be yet another national team player to a stacked Chelsea side that seldom has been able to make sense of how to properly integrate all their talents.