Enzo Fernandez reveals he has ALREADY forged a strong bond with Joao Felix and Kai Havertz 

Enzo Fernandez reveals he has ALREADY forged a strong bond with Joao Felix and Kai Havertz 

Enzo Fernandez insists he made his record £104m move to out-of-form Chelsea because of their ‘long-term plan’ at Stamford Bridge – and reveals he has ALREADY forged a strong bond with Joao Felix and Kai Havertz

  • Enzo Fernandez has explained what attracted him to join Chelsea in January
  • The Argentinian wanted to invest his career in a long-term project in England
  • Fernandez additionally revealed how he has built great relationships at Chelsea 

Enzo Fernandez has revealed how the ‘long-term project’ at Stamford Bridge was a crucial reason in him deciding to make his record-breaking move to Chelsea.

Fernandez arrived at Stamford Bridge with a new English transfer record looming over his head as Chelsea forked out £104million to Benfica for the World Cup winning midfielder.

His impact has been hard to judge with Chelsea dropping to 11th since his arrival and Graham Potter sacked as manager prior to Frank Lampard returning as interim coach until the end of the season.

Speaking ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League trip to face tournament holders Real Madrid on Wednesday, Fernandez explained it was his ‘dream’ to play in the Premier League and join a ‘big club’ like Chelsea. 

 ‘One of the factors was that I liked the long-term project the club is creating. I also always dreamed about playing in the Premier League, and Chelsea had shown their interest in me even before the World Cup,’ he told UEFA.

Enzo Fernandez (middle) has explained his reasons behind moving to Chelsea in January

Fernandez (right) opened up on the relationship he has built with Joao Felix (left) at Chelsea

Fernandez (right) opened up on the relationship he has built with Joao Felix (left) at Chelsea

The Argentinian (left) also explained he has developed a solid friendship with Kai Havertz (right)

The Argentinian (left) also explained he has developed a solid friendship with Kai Havertz (right) 

‘I came to a big club, one that has always fought for trophies and that has won two Champions Leagues in a very short period of time.

‘Now that I’m here, I’ve realised how big this club really is. And that’s what we wanted, what the club aimed for as a whole. 

‘This was an important factor when making this decision, apart from the fact that it’s in such a beautiful city like London. I thought it all through with my family. If it’s God’s will, everything will turn out fine, and I’ll strive to win anything and everything,’ he added.

‘Adapting always takes time, meeting new players. I was among the 10 new players that came in [during the winter]. 

‘It’s hard with different languages, so it’s difficult to connect with team-mates at the beginning. As time goes by, we start getting to know our team-mates better and it will get better with time,’ said Fernandez.

The Argentinian was quick to make friends at Stamford Bridge and explained how he has built a ‘connection’ with fellow midfielders Kai Havertz and Atletico Madrid loanee Joao Felix.

Fernandez has taken time to adjust to life in the Premier League but has began to show his quality in recent weeks

Fernandez has taken time to adjust to life in the Premier League but has began to show his quality in recent weeks

Fernandez (middle) believes there is a 'long-term plan' for success at Stamford Bridge

Fernandez (middle) believes there is a ‘long-term plan’ for success at Stamford Bridge

The trio will be up against a formidable Madrid midfield containing Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, and Eduardo Camavinga at the Santiago Bernabeu but a definant Fernandez insisted Chelsea have ‘many good players’.

‘Have I struck up a connection with Kai Havertz and Joao Felix? We do have this connection, away from the pitch as well. But we have many good players,’ he said.

‘All of our attackers are class and have quality, so all of them can play at the top level. I’ve adapted quite well. 

‘London is very different from Lisbon and from Buenos Aires, we all know that already. It’s very cold. I’m still adjusting as best as possible with my family and I’ll be fine. London is very beautiful and I’m delighted,’ he added.

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