Chelsea manager Graham Potter said that the midfielder Enzo Fernández is a “fantastic player”after the transfer for 120 million euros that Benfica from Portugal will collect, and announced that he could be called up for this Friday against Fulham at Stamford Bridgeby date 22 of the premier leagueif “the papers arrive”.
“I found out when the transfer was already done. I am very happy for the transfer of Enzo Fernándezbecause he is a fantastic player”, said this Thursday the DT of the London team in press conference.
“I talked to him. My Spanish isn’t very good and neither is his English, but we have a translator,” joked.
In addition, the coach suggested that he could be “summoned if the papers arrive on time”, although that is a mystery that will be resolved at the last minute.
Previously, the young figure of the Argentine national team that became world champion in Qatar 2022 posed for the first time with the shirt of his new team and He spoke for the first time as a Chelsea player.
“I’m happy and excited to join the pride of London,” said the midfielder. 22 years old, who starred in a record pass for Benfica From Portugal to Chelsea in a sum of 120 million euros.
Chelsea received the footballer born in the Buenos Aires district of San Martín with posts in their social networks that highlighted that he has “Gardel’s smile”along with the first images with the shirt with the number “5” that he will wear in the London team.
Fernández has already joined the team led by Potter. The world champion with Argentina came from River Plate and -after a notable loan move from Defensa y Justicia- returned to Núñez’s club, which sold him to Benfica in July last year.
The midfielder had an outstanding performance in Qatar 2022 that earned him being chosen as the “young figure” of the tournamenta distinction he received at the award ceremony after the final against France in which Lionel Scaloni’s team lifted the World Cup.