Benfica coach Roger Schmidt said at a press conference on the 5th (Korean time), “Enzo is a special player, and I want him to stay. But the situation is difficult,” he said. “The club that wanted him tried to take Enzo. He also knows he can’t sign unless he pays the buyout. But they are shaking the player by pretending to pay the buyout. It is disrespectful to Benfica.” 안전놀이터
The team coach Schmidt sniped at is Chelsea. Chelsea manager Graham Porter wants to lower the average age of the squad. The contract with main midfielder Jorginho expires at the end of this season, but he has not made a decision whether to continue the partnership.
In the midst of this, they are showing interest in Fernandez, who won the ‘Young Player Award’ by participating in the Qatar World Cup from the group stage to the final, contributing to Argentina’s victory. Enzo’s buyout is 120 million euros, but Chelsea are said to have only submitted a bid for 85 million euros.
Enzo grew up in the youth team of River Plate (Argentina) and made his professional debut, then moved to Benfica in June of this year and entered the European stage. He appeared in 24 official matches this season, scoring 3 goals and 5 assists. According to Transfermarkt, a media specializing in the transfer market, the current market value has risen to 48 million pounds (about 75 billion won). 메이저놀이터
Benfica is fiercely competing for recruitment and is adamant that it will sell Fernandez only for 120 million euros (approximately 162 billion won), the amount allowed for transfer (buyout), reflecting his performance in the World Cup. There is still a lot of time left on his contract, so it is not urgent.
However, Enzo’s heart seems to have already left for Chelsea. Chelsea, instead of negotiating the transfer fee with Benfica, are also pressuring Benfica with players, and manager Schmidt made a statement.
Coach Schmidt, who had coached Son Heung-min at Leverkusen in the past, took the helm of Benfica after going through Beijing Guoan and PSV Eindhoven. He said, “Neither I nor the chairman do not want to sell Enzo. That’s all I can say,” he added.