EPL Boehly gives Chelsea midfielder longest contract in world football after surprise extension. Chelsea have surprisingly decided to extend the contract of Enzo Fernandez at Stamford Bridge barely three months after he joined the club.
Fernandez joined Chelsea on transfer deadline day in a Premier League record £107 million transfer from Benfica.
He initially signed a deal to stay at the club for eight-and-a-half years until 2031, with an option to extend by a year.
And now TyC Sports journalist Cesar Luis Merlon reports that the Blues have triggered the extension.
It means that the Argentine World Cup winner will stay at Stamford Bridge until June 2032, making it the longest contractual agreement in world football.
The Blues’ hierarchy may have made the decision in order to escape UEFA’s move to change the rules over contracts to remove the loophole the West London club’s new owners have been exploiting.
European football’s governing body are believed to be planning to impose a five-year limit on contracts, preventing clubs from spreading out the costs of transfers over such mammoth periods of time.