River Plate will receive a decent fee if Chelsea can get a deal over the line for Enzo Fernandez today.
According to Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol, River Plate included a 25% sell-on clause in the contract when they sold Fernandez to Benfica last summer.
The Argentine side sold their midfielder to Benfica for around £10m in June, but could be on the verge of making a tidy profit thanks to Chelsea’s pursuit of the player.
Todd Boehly is prepared to splash £106m on the World Cup winner, as the Stamford Bridge owner and his team continue to chase after the transfer on deadline day.
Will the Enzo Fernandez saga ever end?
Talks have continued between the Blues and Benfica, but the Portuguese league leaders are so far holding firm on their stance.
They want Fernandez’s release clause be paid in full immediately, yet the Premier League side are hoping to cover it in instalments.
Either way, if the £106m is signed off, £26m will land in the bank of River Plate.
Los Millonarios have made a decent habit of selling players and pocketing a decent bit of cash.
Over the years, they’ve let go the likes of Javier Mascherano, Manuel Lanzini, Alexis Sanchez, Erik Lamela, Gonzalo Higuain, Radamel Falcao and Julian Alvarez, all who have eventually ended up in England.
Could Fernandez be the next to head for British shores? Chelsea will certainly hope so.