Chelsea told Man Utd star is better than their record signing Enzo Fernandez

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Chelsea told Man Utd star is better than their record signing Enzo Fernandez

Danny Murphy has stated that two Manchester United and Manchester City midfielders are superior to the Premier League’s record signing, Enzo Fernandez.

On transfer deadline day, Chelsea paid Benfica £106 million for World Cup champion Fernandez, making him the most expensive signing in the history of English football.

The 22-year-old just joined Benfica last summer, but he quickly established himself as one of the world’s most exciting players by helping Argentina win the Qatar World Cup.

Fernandez has signed an eight-and-a-half-year deal at Stamford Bridge and will look to become a key player for Chelsea, who are currently 10th in the Premier League.

Murphy, a former England midfielder, believes Fernandez is a “decent player,” but he does not believe he is worth £100 million or on par with Manchester United’s Casemiro or Manchester City’s Rodri.

“Chelsea are overpaying for players, I still don’t think the majority of their first XI gets anywhere near Man City’s team,” Murphy told talkSPORT.

“I’ve watched Enzo Fernandez live and he’s decent, but he’s not £100m. They’ve been absolutely bent over there. He’s a good midfielder, he’s tenacious, he’s young, he gets on the ball and he’s brave.

“But he’s not Casemiro, he’s not Rodri. They’re overspending on players, clubs are seeing Chelsea come and they’re basically just pulling their pants down.”

The arrival of Fernandez at Stamford Bridge increased Chelsea’s January transfer spending to nearly £300 million.

Rio Ferdinand, a legend of Manchester United, has backed Chelsea’s decision to spend more than £100 million on Fernandez.

Prior to the announcement of the transfer, he told Vibe with Five, “Bad player, wicked player! He’s got it. He’s a good player. I’d be surprised if he comes in and isn’t a success.

“He’s a top player. He was the best young player at the tournament in the World Cup I thought. He was integral for them.

“His passing, his composure for a young player was top and he won’t be fazed if he handled the World Cup the way he did.

“He played at Benfica a big club in that country and the demands at the club, he’s used to pressure. The money is irrelevant if you look at it and think he could be here for five or six years. Chelsea are on a mad one.”

Chelsea told Man Utd star is better than their record signing Enzo Fernandez

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