Chelsea and Benfica reached an agreement and, finally, the midfielder will play in the Premier League in exchange for 121 million euros.
After so many twists and turns, finally Benfica y Chelsea reached an agreement on the transfer of Enzo Fernandez and the world champion with the Argentine National Team will play in the Premier League.
Chelsea pays 121 million eurosthe termination clause of the midfielder, who thus became the most expensive Argentine player in history. The contract will be until 2031.
The clubs they ran against the clock in the exchange of documentation because the transfer market in Europe ended this Tuesday.
Pending confirmation, Enzo Fernández, 22, had no longer traveled with the rest of his Benfica teammates for the match against Arouca. The sale was imminent and ended up closing.
The extraordinary sale of Enzo Fernández to Chelsea
After a first negotiation that had not come to fruition, it seemed that Enzo Fernández was going to stay in Benfica in this transfer market.
However, Chelsea accelerated again in recent days and put on the table the first condition that Benfica had put: pay the termination clause.
The second condition that had to be met was that Benfica will accept that Chelsea will pay the 121 million euros in some installments and, finally, Rui Costa said yes and the operation was completed.
Chelsea will pay Enzo Fernández in six installments and in the first instance will pay Benfica 40 million euros.
The two records that Enzo Fernández broke with his historic sale
The 121 million euros that Chelsea will pay for Enzo Fernández will mean that the midfielder will be the most expensive Argentine in history, exceeding the 90 million that Juventus had paid for Gonzalo Higuaín to Napoli.
In addition, Enzo Fernández will also be the most important purchase in the Premier League, which until now had that of Jack Grealish from Aston Villa to Manchester City for €117.5 million.
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