Enzo Fernandez, the newly signed Chelsea midfielder, has praised the club’s co-owner Todd Boehly for “doing everything they could” to complete his £107 million transfer.
Enzo Fernandez: Fernandez has signed an eight-and-a-half-year contract with Chelsea after the Blues paid a British-record fee to Benfica.
The fee paid for the 22-year-old midfielder has surpassed Jack Grealish’s £100 million transfer from Aston Villa to Manchester City in August 2021.
Fernandez underwent a medical on deadline day in Lisbon following a late breakthrough in negotiations before paperwork was submitted just in time.
He has now thanked Chelsea and Boehly for their perseverance.
“I am grateful to Chelsea supporters and its ownership for doing everything they could to make me a part of this project.
“I’m happy and excited to join the Pride of London, to play in the best league in the world and to compete for the biggest trophies.
“I can’t wait to play in front of our fans and help my team-mates on and off the field,” said Fernandez.