Enzo Fernández became the most expensive Argentine soccer player in history on Tuesday. Chelsea, from England, will pay the 120 million euros of his termination clause: the former River will sign a contract until 2030. The footballer will undergo a medical check-up in Portugal and will leave Benfica after only six months. The sale was confirmed by Fabrizio Romano, one of the most widely read chroniclers in the soccer world and who usually gives world premieres.
The negotiation was unblocked after the English agreed to make the payment in less than six installments, as they had initially offered. The deal implies that River will receive 30 million of the European currency. That figure, added to the 10 million he received in August plus another 4 for goals met and a similar figure for solidarity mechanism raises Fernández’s value to 48 million euros, a figure never before reached by an Argentine club.
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