Enzo Fernandez could wear TWO different shirt numbers at Chelsea after completing move from Benfica
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Chelsea marquee signing Enzo Fernandez could potentially wear two different shirt numbers after completing his £107m British-record transfer from Benfica, according to stunning reports.
Fernandez emerged as one of the world’s most sought-after talents after an impressive display with Argentina at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The 22-year-old Argentine midfielder scooped the Young Player Award at the tournament, with Fernandez scoring once and registering one assist for Argentina.
Chelsea had been heavily linked with a move for Fernandez in the January transfer window before the Blues completed the deal on deadline day.
The £107m deal for World Cup winner Fernandez eclipsed the whopping £100m fee Manchester City paid to Aston Villa for Jack Grealish in 2021.
According to to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Fernandez completed his first medical in Portugal and has also passed the second set of his tests.
He also shared a photo of a Chelsea shirt featuring Fernandez’s name and the No 5 on the back.
However, it has now been reported by Twitter user Sripad that Fernandez might be unable to wear the No 5 shirt in the Champions League due to Jorginho wearing it this season.
Enzo Fernández has completed also the second part of medical tests after the first one in Portugal. 🔵✅🩺 #CFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 1, 2023
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Jorginho completed a £12m deadline day move to London rivals Arsenal, but he was previously registered as No 5 for Chelsea in the Champions League.
It is believed that the ex-Benfica star could potentially wear two different numbers if he wants to keep the No 5, using that one specifically for the Champions league.
And Fernandez could potentially use another number for Chelsea if Graham Potter includes him in the Blues’ Champions League squad for the knockout stages.
Fernandez inked an eight-and-a-half year deal with Chelsea, with the Argentina international’s former club River Plate earning 25 per cent of the transfer fee.
Benfica boss Roger Schmidt aimed a brutal dig at Fernandez, who signed for the Portuguese side from River Plate in 2022, after his sensational move to Chelsea.
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