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English media confirm that Chelsea bought Enzo Fernández for 130 million: how many does River have left?


The pass would exceed the exit clause and would close at 130 million euros. If signed, River would make the highest sale in the history of Argentine soccer.

The last months of the life of

Enzo Fernández

are a novel that in the next few hours could have another high-impact chapter.

And it is that the world champion midfielder with Argentina and chosen best young player in Qatar is about to become the most expensive transfer of an Argentine footballer and a record for English football.

The official confirmation of the clubs is missing.

On the closing of the book of passes in the European market (which is today)

Chelsea of ​​England improved its offer and seems willing to pay 130 million euros

, 10 more than the termination clause of 120. But since their idea is not to pay everything once and for all he needs to reach an agreement with Benfica from Portugal.

At the close of yesterday's edition several European media assured that the pass had been made and others, that the president of the club, the former player Rui Costa, was analyzing the offer.

The newspaper The Guardian of England assures that the pass will be made for 130 million euros: the 10 million above the clause would compensate the payment in five installments.

“Enzo is Chelsea's number one target in this transfer market.

They want the player, there is no discussion and they are willing to pay the 120 million, ”said a while before the British channel Sky, another of the media that forcefully affirms that the pass is closed.

Enzo Fernández in the English media.

Unlike previous negotiations, the London club would disburse all the money, without giving any footballer in exchange, something that Benfica had completely rejected.

The last thing that was discussed was the form of payment: that's why Chelsea raised their offer above the clause.

The English club had made an initial proposal of 100 million euros that Rui Costa rejected.

The leaders of the Portuguese institution had made it clear that their idea about Enzo Fernández is not to sell it for less than the 120 million euros of its clause.

The payment to stay with the footballer who emerged in River in principle was in six installments of 20 million euros each, according to English media.

It was not enough, but Chelsea did not give up and raised the ante, and above all, the offer.

If the transfer materializes in that figure, Enzo Fernández would become the most expensive Argentine soccer player in history.

Behind him he would leave the passes of Gonzalo Higuaín, from Napoli to Juventus, for 90 million euros, in 2016, and Ángel Di María, from Real Madrid to Manchester United, for 75 million, in 2014. The world record is held by two players hired by Paris Saint-Germain, who paid 222 million to Barcelona for the Brazilian Neymar and 180 to Monaco for the Frenchman Kylian Mbappé.

Fernández turned 22 on January 17 and arrived in Portugal in July 2022 after shining at River and on loan from Defense and Justice.

His adaptation to European football was immediate and that was a springboard towards the Argentine National Team, where he played a great World Cup, secured ownership in Lionel Scaloni's team and scored a memorable goal against Mexico in the second game.

In Argentina, more precisely in Núñez, everything related to the operation is closely followed.

It is that River sold it in July of last year for 10 million euros and retains 25 percent of the player's economic rights, so with this sale it

would receive 32.5 million euros


A perfect business.

Meanwhile, Enzo Fernández, who has a contract with Benfica until 2027, yesterday did only physical training, which fueled the rumors of the pass

Source: clarin

All news articles on 2023-01-30

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