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Chelsea sign World Cup winner Enzo Fernandez

1 Feb 2023
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Argentinian midfielder moves from Benfica to become club's eighth signing of January transfer window

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Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez from Benfica.

The 22-year-old becomes the eighth Chelsea signing under Graham Potter during the January transfer window.

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Fernandez starred at the FIFA World Cup 2022, being named young player of the tournament, as he helped Argentina beat France on penalties in the final. 

He becomes the sixth World Cup winning player from Argentina to play in the Premier League after Emiliano Martinez, Cristian Romero, Lisandro Martinez, Alexis Mac Allister and Julian Alvarez.    

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His professional career began in 2019 with River Plate, before moving to Benfica two years later.

At Benfica this season he played 22 times, scoring four goals and providing seven assists.  

Fernandez will hope to make his Premier League debut on Friday 3 January when Chelsea host Fulham.

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