Benfica: Schmidt showers Chelsea’s hope for Fernandez


Roger Schmidt has confirmed that Benfica does not intend to let Enzo Fernandez go this winter. Chelsea will have to align the amount of their purchase option, ie 120 million euros, if they wish to release him from his commitment with the Lisbon club.

Enzo Fernandez, Benfica

In a press conference, Roger Schmidt spoke about the situation of Enzo Fernandez, who is coveted by many clubs, including Chelsea. The technician assured that he would not leave if a club did not put the amount of his release clause on the table: “I don’t expect us to lose any of our players who play a lot and are in the starting XI. I see very focused players and that’s why I expect him to stay. »

Chelsea have already invested €178 million this winter

Journalist Ben Jacobs recalls that the Blues have no intention of triggering the player’s release clause, which reaches 120 million euros. However, it would therefore be the only way to make his transfer this winter. No contact would have taken place between Chelsea and Benfica for the moment. A volte-face is not excluded, however, while Londoners have chained large expenditures in recent weeks. But the file turns out to be very complex.

22-year-old Enzo Fernandez has achieved an impressive World Cup. The native of San Martin has also scored 4 goals and delivered 7 assists with the Lisbon team since the start of the season. Performances that do not go unnoticed. The midfielder is also associated with Real Madrid, which has less resources than Chelsea, and Liverpool. But his future should therefore rather be decided during the summer transfer window.

This winter, Chelsea have spent 178 million euros (for no sales). The Blues have notably invested heavily to secure the services of Mykhaylo Mudryk (70 million euros), Benoît Badiashile (AS Monaco) and Noni Madueke (PSV Eindhoven).

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