Chelsea’s Enzo Fernandez denies Barcelona rumours

The Argentinian midfielder moved to the London club in January 2023

By Web Desk
February 13, 2024
 Enzo Fernandez has confirmed that he is not leaving Chelsea. — Reuters

Chelsea midfielder Enzo Fernandez denied the reports that he offered himself to Spanish club FC Barcelona insisting that he is very happy at the North London club.

Enzo was signed by Chelsea for a whopping €121m fee from Benfica in the 2023 January transfer window on an eight-year deal right after the midfielder helped Argentina win the 2022 World Cup.

After the 23-year-old scored a fantastic free-kick in the Blues’ 3-1 win against Aston Villa in the FA Cup, news outlets in Spain reported that Enzo offered himself to Barcelona as he is seeking a way out of the struggling Chelsea side.

Enzo recently told ESPN Argentina that he is very happy at Chelsea and he has no intentions of leaving the club.

“I don't want to leave Chelsea. I am very good here with my teammates and coaching staff, from the first day I have arrived,” he told ESPN Argentina. “The people at the club are treating me very well, I'm grateful for that. I will continue here until they want me to.

“I don't know where those rumours came from, they had spoken on social networks. I come out to totally deny that.”

Spanish media SPORT reported that the 23-year-old contacted Barcelona and asked them to sign him. The report also stated that as much as the club wants to sign the Argentinian, they are aware that the signing wouldn’t be easy due to his massive fee.

The rumours emerged after it was reported that Barca decided to put star midfielder Frenkie de Jong on sale.

De Jong was signed for €75 million from Ajax in 2019 and he is the highest earner in La Liga, making €24.8 million a year so far.

The Dutchman did not meet the expectations and has been performing poorly for a long time. For a long time, the club considered him “non-transferable” but the Blaugrana has decided that they will sell the Dutchman should a handsome offer arrive.