Enzo Fernandez Denies Chelsea Exit Rumours
The central midfielder, who cost £106.8 million to go from Benfica, has already spent a full year at Stamford Bridge.
The Argentina international has occasionally shown off his class, but there have also been instances when he has fallen short of expectations.
He has a contract with the Premier League team until the end of 2031–2022, but a report from last week said he would try to push for a transfer in the summer.
After his agency swiftly refuted the rumours that the 2022 World Cup winner was considering a move, it was later stated that the 23-year-old had hopes of joining Barcelona.
Between those stories, Fernandez turned in one of his best games of the year, winning their FA Cup fourth-round replay against Aston Villa 3-1 and scoring a beautiful free kick.
In the Premier League on Monday night, Fernandez scored his second goal of the match with a stunning eight-yard strike into the top corner to give the team a 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace.
Similar to Villa, Fernandez’s celebration with the visiting Chelsea fans was intense, and he decided to talk about his future right away following the match at Selhurst Park.
Fernandez stated to ESPN, “I have no desire to leave Chelsea.” Since the day I came, I’ve felt really comfortable with my teammates and the coaching staff here.
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“I’m appreciative of the excellent treatment I’m receiving from the clubgoers. For as long as they want me to, I will stay here. I completely refute the rumors, albeit I’m not sure where they originated.”
From his 52 appearances across all competitions, Fernandez has contributed seven goals and three assists overall, however just six of those came in the Premier League.
Fernandez has mentioned his desire to play for Chelsea in the Champions League, but in all likelihood, the West London team will play in the Europa League or Europa Conference League in 2024–2025.
Chelsea is in 10th place in the Premier League, two points behind seventh-place Newcastle United, despite playing Liverpool in the EFL Cup final and still being in the FA Cup at the fifth round.