Chelsea have unveiled Enzo Fernandez as their latest signing at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.
The Blues agreed a Premier League record fee of (£107m with Benfica an hour before the close of the transfer window on Tuesday.
Fernandez is Chelsea’s seventh signing of the winter transfer window after spending a total of £289m.
The 22-year-old is delighted to team up with Chelsea after putting pen to paper on a eight-and-a-half year contract.
“I am so grateful to Chelsea and its ownership for doing everything they could to make me a part of this project.
“I’m happy and excited to join the Pride of London, to play in the best league in the world and to compete for the biggest trophies. I can’t wait to play in front of our fans and help my teammates on and off the pitch.”.
Todd Boehly, Chelsea chairman, and Behdad Eghbali, co-controlling owner, said:
“In Enzo we are signing a World Cup-winner and one of the brightest talents in global football. We are excited to add him to Graham’s squad and we are sure he will form an important part of our team going forward. Enzo has demonstrated his ability at the very highest levels so we’re looking forward to seeing what he will do in Chelsea blue!”.
Fernandez is expected to make his Chelsea debut against Fulham at Stamford Bridge on Friday.
He has been handed the number 5 shirt that was vacated by Jorginho, who joined Arsenal on Tuesday.