Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva has had his say on Enzo Fernandez’s record-breaking transfer to Chelsea in January.

Fernandez’s €121million (£106m) January deadline day move to Chelsea has unsurprisingly caught a lot of attention.

As Blues manager Graham Potter pointed out, “the media aren’t going to let [the spending spree] go under the radar”.

While many are not very happy that Chelsea pushed Benfica to sell a key player despite their resistance, Manchester City’s Silva believes it was nothing unusual.

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“It is a normal situation in the football world,” the Manchester City midfielder told Eleven Sports (via O Jogo) when speaking about Fernandez’s Chelsea move.

“From what I understand, Benfica tried to hold on to the player and couldn’t, so they went their separate ways.

“Benfica move on, Enzo moves on, and I wish him the best.

“He was a player who came to help Benfica.

“He did it for a short time, but he helped a lot and, therefore, [I wish] the best for him.”

Silva himself came through Benfica academy before leaving the Lisbon club in 2015 to join AS Monaco.

Perhaps more people should look at the transfer in a more positive light the way Silva does. Benfica may have lost a key player, but they have also made a huge profit from a player who joined the club six months ago.

On the other hand, Chelsea, while having to break the British record, have signed arguably one of the best midfield talents in the world.

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