Very good player but bloody hell’ – Gary Neville left stunned as Chelsea fork out record Enzo Fernandez transfer fee

GARY NEVILLE admits he’s been left stunned by Chelsea’s decision to sign Enzo Fernandez.

That’s because the Blues are ready to spend a record £112million on the World Cup winner this month.

Chelsea are set to sign Benfica’s Enzo Fernandez for £112m

Gary Neville can’t believe the Blues are set to spend so much on the World Cup winner
Fernandez, 21, played a key role in Argentina’s triumph at Qatar 2022 last month, scooping the Best Young Player award.

See Also :  Benjamin Mendy: Man City suspend left-back after being charged with rape and sexual assault

And just six months after joining Benfica from River Plate for around £15m, Fernandez is now set for a stunning Premier League switch.

Ambitious Chelsea are ready to smash Jack Grealish’s £100m Man City move by spending £112m on the midfielder.

Todd Boehly wants to build a squad of top youngsters at Stamford Bridge.

And Fernandez will be the focal point of Graham Potter’s side for years to come.

See Also :  David de Gea willing to take Man Utd pay-cut to secure new long-term deal with keeper top earner on £375k-a-week at club

But one man who has his doubts over the move is Man United legend Neville.

He believes that Fernandez is undoubtedly a top player, having enjoyed success at club and international level.

However, Neville reckon Chelsea are paying “one hell of a price” to get a deal over the line, and finished his thought with a simple: “Bloody hell!”

Neville tweeted: “Are Chelsea paying €127m for Enzo Fernandez? That’s one hell of a price. A very good player but bloody hell!”

See Also :  Bournemouth want ex-QPR and Blackpool winger Bright Osayi-Samuel from Fenerbahce but transfer will cost £12million

Fernandez isn’t the only player set to join Chelsea shortly, with Monaco centre-back Benoit Badiashile on the verge of a £33m switch.

Vasco’s Brazilian winger Andrey Santos has also agreed an £18m deal.

And Chelsea confirmed an £8m move for Molde striker David Datro Fofana last week.