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Chelsea close a ‘Big Deal’ on the deadline day… Agree to sign ‘WC Rookie of the Year’ at the highest transfer fee in the EPL

Chelsea are finally close to signing Enso Fernandes. 

British ‘Sky Sports’ said on the 31st (Korean time), “Chelsea paid a buyout of 120 million euros (about 160.5 billion won) and agreed to sign Fernandez. Todd Bailey, Chelsea owner, wants an installment payment clause. A lump sum payment could affect the Financial Fair Play Rule (FFP) and taxes.” 

Enso is a player who became a star through the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. During the tournament, he became the starting lineup for Argentina and helped win the championship with a decisive performance. In the tournament, he played full-time in all four games and won the Young Player Award given to the best rookie in the World Cup. 

His performance in the World Cup skyrocketed his ransom. Benfica nailed that they would not sell unless Enso’s buyout was 105 million euros (approximately 143 billion won). Benfica acquired Enso from River Plate in the summer of last year for only 12 million euros (approximately 16.3 billion won). In just six months, the ransom price has risen tenfold. 

Chelsea have been the most aggressive in signing. Chelsea offered to sign him outright on loan, but was rejected and ultimately decided to pay the buyout. Chelsea want to pay in installments as they have already spent a lot of money signing six players this winter. Previously, Benoit Badiacil, David Popana, Andrei Santos, Mihailo Mudrik, Noni Madueke and Marlo Gusto were brought in, along with João Feliz on loan.  메이저사이트

Enso also wants to move to Chelsea. Enso waited for a transfer to Chelsea, not attending training at the beginning of the transfer market. He has already told Benfica that he wants to move to Chelsea. However, as negotiations between the two clubs stalled, he returned to the team and started playing. 

Enso’s transfer fee is likely to be the highest transfer fee ever in the English Premier League (EPL). Currently, Jack Grealish’s transfer fee is the highest in the EPL. When he transferred from Aston Villa to Manchester City last summer, he recorded a transfer fee of 100 million pounds (approximately 159 billion won). Enso is expected to break Grealish’s record in six months.

Benfica tried to renew the contract while waiting for offers from Real Madrid and Barcelona in the upcoming summer transfer window, but it was difficult to change Enso’s mind. Chelsea also promised Enso a high salary. On the last day of the transfer market, another ‘big deal’ was made

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