January 5 According to the "Times" report, regarding Chelsea’s offer for Enzo, Benfica
According to multiple media reports, Chelsea was told that if they want to take Enzo away this month, they must pay a one-time termination fee of 120 million euros.
Chelsea’s actual offer was lower than the termination fee and was prepared to pay in installments, which made Benfica dissatisfied with the Blues’ negotiation strategy.
Benfica chairman and former Portuguese international Rui Costa’s first reaction was to persuade Enzo to stay in the team until the end of the season, because the team currently leads the Portuguese Super League and is expected to win the league championship in four years.
Rui Costa told Enzo that the move to Chelsea was the wrong time for a young player who had just won the World Cup and was named the best rookie of the year, and that there would be clubs with more prestige and ideas in the summer
Regarding the media reports that Benfica agreed to sell Enzo for 120 million euros, the official reiterated: until the end of this season, Enzo Fernandez will be an important player for the team.
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