Chelsea finally complete record £106m transfer for Benfica star Enzo Fernandez on HUGE eight-and-a-half year contract | The Sun
CHELSEA have sealed a British record £106million deal to sign Argentina World Cup star Enzo Fernandez.
The Blues left it late after tracking the midfielder since the start of the January window, getting their deal sheet in with minutes to spare.
The Benfica midfielder becomes the EIGHTH signing in a month for the cash-crazy Blues.
Owner Todd Boehly has now splashed more cash than any other club in a single transfer window EVER.
The deal eclipses the £100m Manchester City spent on Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish in 2021.
And it takes Chelsea’s outlay over the last two windows to a colossal £602m when add-ons and loan fees are included.
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Fernandez, 22, had a medical in Lisbon yesterday after talks stalled over the payment structure and a suggestion the Argentine player remained on loan with Benfica until the end of the season.
He has signed an EIGHT-AND-A-HALF year contract, which will run until June 2031.
Chelsea could end up paying as much as £110m with extras for a player who has scored only two goals this season.
It is reported they will shell out £40m up-front, with the rest of the whopping fee spread over five further instalments.