Before the World Cup, there was not much talk about Enzo Fernandez, despite being in the limelight for Benfica . However, Enzo Fernandez distinguished himself on the biggest stage of football, the World Cup, with his extraordinary game. Enzo’s change of team sparked talk at the end of the World Cup.
Liverpool first linked the name with Enzo Fernandez. At that time, the European media reported that the Anfield team is willing to spend 100 million euros to buy the world champion Argentine midfielder.
But Benfica’s demand for Enzo was higher, with the Portuguese club setting a €120m price tag. After Liverpool, Manchester United was in the fight to increase the amount of money.
At one point, there were fears that Manchester United would snatch Enzo from Liverpool. However, another English superpower, Chelsea, came forward to disappoint Liverpool and United.
Transfer expert Gianluca DiMarzio says the Chelsea – Benfica deal for Enzo is now awaiting completion, transfer expert Gianluca DiMarzio says. The two sides also reached an agreement on personal terms with Enzo. The Blues even exceeded the amount of 120 million euros that Benfica initially asked to buy Enzo.
Chelsea are willing to pay 127 million euros for the World Cup-winning Argentine star. If this news is true, Enzo will surpass Romelu Lukaku as the most expensive star in Chelsea’s history. Earlier, Chelsea spent 113 million euros to buy Lukaku.