Enzo Fernandez (22, Chelsea), who recorded the highest transfer fee in Premier League history, expressed expectations.
On the 1st (Korean time), Chelsea succeeded in signing the long-awaited Fernandes. His contract expires in June 2031 and the transfer fee is 121 million euros (162.6 billion won). It is the highest in Premier League history.
Fernandez, who played for Benfica in Portugal, made his name known through the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. He defended Argentina’s midfield and won the Young Player Award along with the championship.
Chelsea, which has fallen to 10th place in the league, has embarked on a massive reinforcement of power through the winter transfer market. After bringing in Mihailo Mudrik (22) and Joao Felix (23), he peaked with Fernandez at the end of the transfer market.
Chelsea also released Fernandes’ shirt number shortly thereafter. Fernandez will wear the number 5 and defend Chelsea’s midfield.
The club explained, “In the national team, Fernandez wore number 24. At Chelsea, Reese James wears the number 24.” 메이저놀이터
Upon joining Chelsea, Fernandes said, “I am grateful to Chelsea for being part of the project. I am happy and excited to play in the best league in the world and compete for the biggest trophies.”
He also said, “I want to play in front of the fans as soon as possible and help my teammates.”