Enzo Fernandez wants to leave Stamford Bridge

February 7, 2024

Enzo Fernandez is allegedly keen to moving elsewhere this summer.

Enzo Fernandez wants to leave Stamford Bridge

During the January 2023 transfer window, Chelsea made a concerted effort to sign the player, who had only been with Benfica for half a season.

Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital eventually agreed on a £106.8 million bid for the Argentina international, who won the World Cup with his country the previous month.

While Fernandez’s first year at Stamford Bridge was not a complete failure, he did not justify his high price.

Only two goals – both in the same match against Brighton & Hove Albion – and three assists have been recorded in 38 Premier League appearances, a competition in which Chelsea has struggled since Mauricio Pochettino’s arrival.

In normal conditions, all parties would have been open to an escape, with the 23-year-old obviously not improving his reputation since arriving to West London.

However, the transfer fee and Fernandez’s contract, which runs until at least 2031, complicate matters if any admirers exhibit interest.

Enzo Fernandez considers Chelsea exit.

According to FootballTransfers, Fernandez and his representatives remain open to leaving at the conclusion of 2023-24.

The article adds that it is unknown if the player or agents are most interested in a transfer, but hints that it is one or the other.

Chelsea’s performance in the second half of the season could be crucial, with reports claiming that the club has a lot of work to do to stay on the right side of FFP in the long run.

Securing a return to Europe would boost Chelsea’s efforts. However, it appears that winning the EFL Cup or FA Cup is their greatest chance of doing so.

Chelsea will play Liverpool in the EFL Cup final, despite having advanced to that stage. On Wednesday night, there will be an FA Cup fourth-round rematch against Aston Villa.

Fernandez has appeared in 20 of Chelsea’s 23 Premier League games this season, with the team presently 11th and seven points behind sixth-placed Manchester United in the standings.