Chelsea’s Enzo Fernandez Eyes Barcelona Transfer
The Blues promised shortly after 2023 began to pay Benfica £106.8 million in order to complete a deal for the World Cup winner.
The Argentina star has occasionally had trouble contributing; in his 38 Premier League games, he has only managed two goals and three assists.
But earlier this week, the 23-year-old turned in maybe his best performance while wearing a Chelsea shirt, playing brilliantly in midfield with Moises Caicedo and scoring a spectacular free kick in the FA Cup triumph against Aston Villa, 3-1.
In response, Fernandez showed his support for Chelsea by raising his shirt, despite reports that he was hoping to leave Stamford Bridge as soon as possible.
Even though it would be his desire, Fernandez appears to be in a weak position to arrange a transfer to another club because of his contract, which is set to expire in 2031 or 2032, according to certain reports.
Additionally, earlier this week, his agent said that the former River Plate star was committed to Chelsea’s vision in the long run rather than giving in to temptation to play elsewhere.
However, Sport claims that Fernandez is a fan of Barcelona and hopes to play for them in the future.
According to the article, Fernandez is drawn to the prospect of playing for the Catalan giants, despite the fact that a transfer seems improbable in the near future.
Barcelona’s financial problems are well known; as the 2022–2023 La Liga champions, they are already in a situation where significant budget cuts are required in order to comply with all requirements before 2024–2025.
It will be interesting to see how club president Joan Laporta and other officials go about accomplishing that—whether it is by cashing in on at least one famous name or trading several players from the roster.
In any case, they will need to raise an estimated €100 million (£85.36 million) this summer in order to be in a position to add any significant players to their roster.
This practically eliminates Fernandez’s option to move to Camp Nou later this season, although the source suggests that a deal of that nature should not be considered as’ impossible’.