Manager Graham Porter has revealed his expectations for the signing of Enzo Fernandez.
Chelsea officially announced on the 1st (Korean time) through the club website, “Enzo is now a Chelsea player. He has completed the transfer from Benfica to Chelsea.” Enzo wears uniform number 5 and signed a long-term contract of 8 years and 6 months until June 2031.
Enzo said of his move to Chelsea: “I am delighted and excited to join London’s Pride to play in the best league in the world and compete for the biggest trophies. I want to play in front of the fans and help my team-mates on and off the pitch.”
Enzo is the resource Chelsea have been looking for throughout the winter transfer window in January. Initially, Benfica insisted on not selling unless the buyout was paid. Chelsea, who had been constantly at the negotiating table, announced their intention to pay a buyout ahead of the transfer window deadline. 온라인카지노
It is the highest transfer fee ever in the English Premier League (EPL). Chelsea paid a whopping 121 million euros (approximately 162.5 billion won) to embrace Enzo. Chelsea will pay the transfer fee in six installments, and have paid 40 million euros (approximately 54 billion won) in advance.
It is truly a gamble. Even if Enzo has shown at the World Cup, he is still a young player and there are questions about whether he is worth 121 million euros. Director Porter acknowledged this. He said at a pre-press conference held ahead of the 22nd round of the English Premier League (EPL) against Fulham on the 4th, “I can understand (if people call his transfer a gamble). All transfers are a gamble.”
“We have signed a player with a great personality. He is a World Cup winning midfielder. He has attributes that can help him in any league in the world. He has already played in the UEFA Champions League (UCL). I played a good game,” he added.
Director Porter was confident that Enzo would succeed. “We tracked him before the World Cup. We knew about him. Enzo is still young. We will help him, I’m not worried about him,” he said.