The most anticipated January transfer deal in 2023 has finally been concluded, with Chelsea landing their transfer target, Enzo Fernandez from Portuguese club, Benfica.
The fee a staggering £107m which is a British record.
Fernandez, the Argentinian midfielder signs on an eight and half year deal. Fernandez will be at Chelsea until June 2031
The deal almost did not go through with the strong will of Benfica to keep their world cup winner. Chelsea and their new owners were persistent and finally got thier wishes.
Fernandez will join a crowded Chelsea midfield with players like Ngolo Kante, Dennis Zakaria, Mateo Kovacic and Carney Chukwuemeka.
It would be a straight fight for places in that midfield. The English Premiership is about to get more exciting with the best players in the world turning out for the big teams.