Let’s see some of the transfer news around the football world.
Chelsea completes Enzo Fernandez signing to break British transfer record
Chelsea has completed the signing of Enzo Fernandez for £106m, in what is a British transfer record.
Before Tuesday’s transfer deadline, the Blues met Benfica’s release clause for the Argentina midfielder.
Around Chelsea hurried to complete the trade, a statement from the Portuguese side verified the agreement after midnight.
With Fernandez’s signing, Chelsea has spent more than £300 million this month, shattering the previous Premier League records.
The 22-year-old Fernandez was voted the World Cup’s best young player and shone for Argentina when they won the championship in Qatar.
Chelsea eventually complied with Benfica’s demands just before the transfer deadline of 11 p.m. because they insisted that Fernandez would not be sold for less than his release clause.
Enzo Fernández, new Chelsea player! All documents are signed between the clubs with Benfica and player side on contract valid until June 2031 ✅??? #CFC
Medical tests, done.
Payment in 6 installments — but £40m upfront. Boehly, Eghbalix board did it after mad 24h.
Here we go. pic.twitter.com/0wgbwYqU2c
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 31, 2023
Man United confirms loan signing of Marcel Sabitzer
Marcel Sabitzer, a midfielder, has been signed by Manchester United on a loan deal that will last through the 2022–23 season.
Christian Eriksen will likely miss up to four months of activity owing to an ankle injury, forcing the Red Devils to enter the market late in the January transfer window.
The club started talking to Sabitzer on Tuesday about a prospective loan to Old Trafford for the rest of the season, and thanks to an extension, they could close the deal before the midnight deadline.
After the relocation, Sabitzer made the following statement to the club’s official website: “Sometimes in life, you have to make swift and significant decisions.”
“I realised immediately that this opportunity was a good fit for me the instant I learned about it. I’m a competitive player, and this season, my goals are to assist the team in winning and accomplishing its objectives.”
“I am at the top of my game and have a lot to offer the team in terms of experience and vigour. I can’t wait to work with my new teammates and management and to impress Manchester United supporters.”
Welcome to United, Marcel Sabitzer ?#MUFC
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 1, 2023
Arsenal announces the arrival of Jorginho
Arsenal acquired Jorginho from Chelsea for a final price of £10 million plus an additional £2 million in add-ons.
The midfielder will relocate to north London under an initial 18-month contract with the possibility of an additional year’s extension.
Arsenal wasted no time in shifting their focus to Jorginho after failing to pursue Moises Caicedo from Brighton & Hove Albion, and they have now completed a deal in less than 24 hours.
Jorginho told Arsenal’s official website, “I’m very eager for this new challenge, and I just can’t wait to go on the pitch to be honest.”
“Everything happened so quickly that I was a little taken aback, but I made the most of this incredible challenge.”
“It’s a significant shirt. It’s a fantastic, sizable club, and I’m quite glad and excited to be here.”
“I just try to help with the knowledge I’ve gained from my experiences with past teams. And anything I can to help the team achieve more and more is my goal,” the player said.
Welcome to The Arsenal, Jorginho ? pic.twitter.com/jHXqAUBKKQ
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) January 31, 2023
Hakim Ziyech loan to PSG held up
There are complications in the deal between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain for Hakim Ziyech.
This evening, L’Équipe reported that Hakim Ziyech’s loan agreement from Chelsea to Paris Saint-Germain might be about to fall through. It is because of the Premier League club allegedly failed to provide the required paperwork promptly.
An agreement was reached tonight for the winger to join PSG on loan through the end of the campaign. A buy option has not been stipulated in the conditions by Chelsea.
Even though he had passed his medical exam today, the clubs were still in talks. The Moroccan international’s loan contract has not been accepted by the league officials. According to the LFP, as Chelsea have sent necessary documents after the deadline in France passed at midnight.
The Ligue 1 leaders want to appeal to the LFP tomorrow, says Loc Tanzi of L’Équipe.