I wouldn’t even let Enzo Fernandez back in the dressing room, he showed no commitment to Benfica, says president
BENFICA president has attacked Chelsea new signing Enzo Fernandez.
Portuguese legend Rui Costa claims the Prem’s record £107million purchase was so keen to leave Benfica that he couldn’t even return to their dressing room.
Costa even says Fernandez’s stance ruined the club’s hopes of getting Chelsea to delay the transfer until a cheaper deal in the summer.
The former AC Milan and Benfica midfielder didn’t hold back as he fired a volley at the world champion Argentine.
Costa said: “I’m sad to have lost the player but I have a clear conscience that I gave my best for Benfica.
“Enzo showed no desire to stay at Benfica.
“From the moment Enzo realized he had the value of the clause, she was uncompromising.
“We insisted but the player showed no openness to continue at Benfica.”
Costa revealed how he offered the spending Blues a reduced fee for the midfield star at the end of the season.
He said: “I have suggested to Chelsea that he stays for a lower sale value until the summer.
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“The player still didn’t want to continue at Benfica. And that’s where everything changed.
“A player who doesn’t want to continue despite the possibility of not losing a euro and with a secure Chelsea contract could never stay at Benfica.
“This player was unable to enter the dressing room.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/7295345/enzo-fernandez-benfica-chelsea-transfer-rui-costa/ I wouldn’t even let Enzo Fernandez back in the dressing room, he showed no commitment to Benfica, says president