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Chelsea stays with Enzo Fernández for a record amount that puts him in the Top 6 in football history


The agreement was closed on the edge of the European winter pass market and the footballer did not concentrate to visit Arouca, waiting for the English to improve payment conditions.

The future of Enzo Fernández is defined


This Tuesday afternoon, on the brink of the closing of the transfer market in England, Chelsea agreed with Benfica of Portugal for the transfer of the midfielder, who was undergoing a medical examination while the last documents were signed to seal his move to London.

The transfer of the world champion of the Argentine National Team will be for about 120 million euros, which places it in the Top 6 in the history of football


The information was confirmed by the Italian journalist

Fabrizio Romano

, specialized in the European market.

It will be the most expensive transfer in the Premier League and for an Argentine player (he will surpass

Gonzalo Higuain

from Napoli to Juventus), and

the sixth in football history


The former River player played his cards to put pressure on and

was not called up for the duel on the same day in the match against Arouca for the Portuguese championship.

Enzo also did not train alongside his teammates in practice on Monday, in which he only made a few movements in the gym, and then spoke one-on-one with the coach

Roger Schmidt

, to whom he would have communicated his desire to leave Benfica in this pass market.

The DT, then, did not even include it in the list of concentrates for this Tuesday.

Enzo wants to go to Chelsea (AFP).

“We have to be prepared for everything when the market closes, especially if things are not in our hands.

We know there's a situation with Enzo.

There is a termination clause, if he wants to leave and the club pays that amount, we cannot avoid it.

We have to be prepared, find solutions,"

Schmidt said at his last press conference.

In any case, the trainer does not consider the operation finished, far from it.

"He's our player, there was no deal. He has our full support, he's a great person, an extraordinary player. I already said everything on this subject. With the open market, anything can happen.

There were several conversations at the beginning of January, he he concentrated on Benfica, he played very good games and that shows his quality.

I'll be very happy when the market closes and we can concentrate on the games we have", he shot.

Chelsea's latest offer

After several weeks of talks between the clubs, from London they raised their offer in the last few hours and also adjusted the payment terms.

On Tuesday, the 'Blue' team parted ways with Italian midfielder Jorginho, who will play for Arsenal, leader of the Premier League, which was a preview of the agreement.

Chelsea now wants to take the former River (EFE).

The Eagles of Portugal, of course, did not want to part with Enzo, whom they bought last July and barely enjoyed in a handful of games, which put him first in the League and with a great campaign in the Champions League, where he won the group he shared with Lionel Messi's PSG. 

In River they wait anxiously

The confirmation of Enzo to Chelsea makes him 

the most expensive Argentine in history

, leaving behind the passes of Pipita Higuaín, from Napoli to Juve, at 90 million euros, in 2016, and that of Ángel Di María, from Real Madrid United, in 75 sticks, in 2014 (the world record is held by PSG, who bought Ney for 222 million).

He is also the most expensive payment in the history of English football


Enzo and Otamendi, the world champions of Benfica

And in Núñez they celebrate: it is that River, which sold it last year,

retains 25% of the player's economic rights, so with this sale it would receive 32.5 million euros.

And there is more: he still has to receive two bonuses of two million euros each for objectives to be met that are guaranteed by contract.

And it would be necessary to add 3.5% for the solidarity mechanism, which would reach 4,585,000 euros.

The total sum that Enzo would leave the club would exceed 41 million.

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Source: clarin

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