Enzo Fernandez’s Chelsea shirt number ‘leaked’ – but £107m midfielder looks set to miss out on two favourites
ENZO FERNANDEZ has been given his new Chelsea shirt number – after missing out on his two favourites.
The 2022 World Cup winning Argentine has completed his dream move to Chelsea after a late deadline day deal.
PAEnzo Fernandez has signed for Chelsea in a British record £107million deal[/caption]
He is set to become the most expensive Premier League signing ever at £107million ahead of his official unveiling.
But Fernandez looks to have missed out on his favoured No13, which he wore at both River Plate and Benfica.
He even used the number in his social media accounts but unfortunately Chelsea’s fourth-choice stopper Marcus Bettinelli occupies that jersey.
Fernandez wears No24 for Argentina but again star right-back Reece James already has that for the Blues.
Fortunately for the new man, the No5 shirt is now vacant after Jorginho left in a shock deal to London rivals Arsenal.
And leaked images online have revealed that is the exact option that Fernandez has gone for.
Jorginho inherited the jersey from Kurt Zouma, who had taken it off Chelsea legend Michael Essien when he left in 2014.
Fernandez, 22, had a medical in Lisbon on Tuesday but talks stalled over the payment structure.
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Eventually, an agreement was met and he signed an EIGHT-AND-A-HALF year contract, which will run until June 2031.
The deal eclipses the £100m Manchester City spent on Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish in 2021.
And it takes Chelsea’s outlay over the last two windows to a colossal £602m when add-ons and loan fees are included.
TwitterEnzo Fernandez’s Chelsea shirt number will be 5[/caption]