For selling Enzo Fernandez to Chelsea, River Plate will receive about €32 million
The midfielder from Argentina’s national team joined the Blues from Benfica last month for almost €120 million. In the agreement that saw the 22-year-old join the Portuguese team last summer, River Plate included a 25% sell-on provision.
Fernandez was sold for a base price of €10 million plus an additional €8 million. Both clubs could not have predicted how much his worth would increase in just a year. On the day before the transfer deadline, Chelsea agreed to trigger his release clause and acquired him. Given his promise, the Argentine Primera División believed Fernandez would land a significant transfer. But it undoubtedly arrived sooner than they had anticipated.
The enormous windfall will undoubtedly be helpful as they continue to produce some of the world’s greatest talents. The newly signed Chelsea player will be anxious to make an immediate impact in the Premier League.
He currently holds the fifth-highest price tag among all players. The record for the most costly British transfer belongs to the South American. Benfica received the first of six payments, totaling £34 million, and then five more. At the World Cup in Qatar, Fernandez gained notoriety by significantly contributing to his nation’s victory.
He has a lot to live up to after agreeing to an eight and a half year contract with Chelsea. The Blues, who are presently eighth in the Premier League, have had a difficult season under manager Graham Potter. They think Fernandez and company can get them firing on all cylinders after spending this money during the transfer window.
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