With more than 300 million euros committed in one month, Chelsea has evolved into a financial dimension apart on the football planet.
In “subtilizing“Ukrainian Mykhailo Mudryk (Shakhtar Donetsk) under the nose and beard of Arsenal against 100 million euros, the Blues had already surprised by their ability to line up without complaining about very high sums.
But it was without counting on the improbable evening of Tuesday, at the end of which the club of Todd Boehly has won the services of another hope of world football: the Argentinian midfielder Enzo Fernandezsnatched from Benfica.
The amount of 121 million is a record in England and the duration of the contract challenges: it runs until… 2031, according to several media! The 22-year-old Argentinian will be 30 at the end of his lease in London!
Chelsea therefore spent lavishly, also attracting Benoît Badiashile, Joao Felix (loan), Noni Madueke et Malo want (lent immediately to Lyon until June).
Premier League leaders Arsenal have expanded their squad with the Polish defender Jacob Kiwiorthe Belgian winger Leandro Trossard and the Italian European champion Jorginhosnatched from Chelsea on Tuesday night.
Elsewhere in England, Manchester City passed their turn, Liverpool took the Dutch striker Cody Gakpo against 60 million euros (bonus included), Newcastle dropped 45 million euros for the promising Anthony Gordonfrom Everton, and Manchester United signed the midfielder Marcel Sabitzer and the Dutch striker Wout Weghorst in an attempt to fill a great void: the one left by Cristiano RonaldoThe Portuguese superstar (37), released by the Red Devils after a final stroke of blood, was finally recruited at a high price by the Saudi club Al-Nassr on December 30.