Chelsea completed the signing of Enzo Fernandez from Benfica on Deadline Day and all the details of his transfer have been revealed.
The 22-year-old became Graham Potter‘s eighth and final signing of the January transfer window after a long month of negotiating with Benfica.
Fernandez was Chelsea‘s top target for the month, with negotiations dating back to the beginning of January.
A deal was reached with the Portuguese club over a deal in excess of £105 million which is a club record for Chelsea, as well as a British record, surpassing Jack Grealish’s £100 million move to Manchester City in 2021.
Upon his move, he admitted: “I am grateful to Chelsea and its ownership for doing everything they could to make me a part of this project. I’m happy and excited to join the Pride of London, to play in the best league in the world and to compete for the biggest trophies.
“I can’t wait to play in front of our fans and help my teammates on and off the pitch.”
Now he has signed and is officially a Chelsea player, Absolute Chelsea have all the details regarding the confirmed transfer.
How much will Chelsea pay for Enzo Fernandez?
Chelsea have paid £106.8 million to Benfica for Fernandez, it was confirmed in a statement.
This is believed to be in a large sum upfront, with additional installments for the midfielder.
How long is Enzo Fernandez’s Chelsea contract?
Fernandez has penned an incredible eight-and-a-half-year deal, seeing the 22-year-old contracted at the club until at least June 2031.
What shirt number will Enzo Fernandez wear at Chelsea?
Following the exit of Jorginho to Arsenal, Fernandez has opted to take the number 5 shirt in west London.
When could Enzo Fernandez make his Chelsea debut?
Chelsea face Fulham on Friday evening, with Fernandez in line for his potential debut at Stamford Bridge.
He is likely to train with his Chelsea teammates this week before Potter makes a decision on whether to hand Fernandez a start against the Cottagers, or trust him from the bench as he did with Mykhailo Mudryk at Anfield.
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