Top 10 Most Expensive Transfers in the Premier League After Enzo Fernandez’s Chelsea Move

Top 10 Most Expensive Transfers in the Premier League After Enzo Fernandez’s Chelsea Move

  • Premier League clubs have been splashing huge transfer fees in recent years to sign the world's best players
  • Paul Pogba, Harry Maguire, and Romelu Lukaku are some of the most expensive signings in the history of the Premier League
  • However, their records have since been shattered by Enzo Fernandes, who sealed a stunning January move to Stamford Bridge
  • The Blues forked out a huge £107million to sign the World Cup-winning midfielder from Benfica

New Chelsea signing Enzo Fernandez has already inked his name in the Premier League history books without kicking a ball.

The World Cup-winning midfielder sealed a sensational transfer move to Stamford Bridge on transfer deadline day, ending weeks of speculation that surrounded his future.

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Enzo Fernandez in action during the Liga Portugal Bwin match between Pacos de Ferreira and SL Benfica at Estadio Capital do Movel. Photo by Octavio Passos.
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According to The Sun, the Blues splashed a British transfer record fee of £107million to land the Benfica ace during the January window.

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The fee effectively makes the Argentine international the most expensive signing in the history of the Premier League.

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Jack Grealish had been the holder of that record for months now following his mega move to Manchester City from Aston Villa in the summer of 2021.

At the time, the reigning champions forked out an eyewatering £100million to land the Englishman.

However, there have been plenty of other mega-deals that have happened in the English top-flight in the previous windows.

Incredibly, Manchester United account for five of the top 10 most expensive Premier League deals ever.

Top 10 most expensive EPL transfers:

10. Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund to Man United: £73m, 2021)

In 2021, Man United splashed a massive £73m to land one of their top transfer targets at the time - Jadon Sancho.

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However, the Englishman has struggled to replicate his fine Dortmund form at Old Trafford.

9. Virgil van Dijk (Southampton to Liverpool: £75m, 2018)

Virgil van Dijk has without a doubt lived up to his billing since his mega move to Liverpool from Southampton.

The Dutchman has formed an important part of Liverpool's success under Jurgen Klopp in recent years.

8. Romelu Lukaku (Everton to Man United: £75m, 2017)

Romelu Lukaku was expected to become Manchester United's long-lasting solution in the No.9 role when he joined them from Everton in 2017 for £75m.

However, the Belgian was unable to justify his price tag and was eventually shipped to Inter Milan before he made a return to the Premier League with Chelsea.

7. Harry Maguire (Leicester City to Man United: £75m, 2019)

When Man United splashed £75m to land Maguire from Leicester, many had hoped he would go on to become one of the club's most integral squad players.

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However, the England international has been unable to find his footing at the Theatre of Dream and has even been exiled from the starting XI.

6. Antony (Ajax to Man United: £85m, 2022)

Antony sealed a dream move to Manchester United in the summer of 2022 in a £85m transfer deal.

The move saw him reunite with Erik ten Hag at Man United, having played under the Dutchman during their time together at Ajax.

5. Mikhailo Mudryk (Shakhtar Donetsk to Chelsea: £88m, 2023)

The Ukrainian forward was initially expected to join Arsenal, who were in the driving seat in the transfer race.

However, the pacy forward eventually moved to Stamford Bridge, where he will be hoping to help the side rediscover their form after a poor start to the campaign.

4. Paul Pogba (Juventus to Man United: £89m, 2016)

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The Frenchman was initially offloaded to Juventus after he failed to make the grade at Man United despite coming through the ranks.

Four years later, United forked out a huge £89m to re-sign the midfielder from Juventus.

After six years at Old Trafford, Pogba parted ways with United and rejoined Juventus for free.

3. Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan to Chelsea: £97.5m, 2021)

After his struggles at Man United, Romelu Lukaku got a reprieve at Inter Milan, who he joined after his Old Trafford stint.

It was during his time at Inter that the Belgian managed to reestablish himself as one of the best finishers in Europe.

His fine form with the Serie A giants caught the eyes of Chelsea, who decided to break the bank for his services.

However, he was unable to make an impact at Stamford Bridge and was subsequently loaned back to Inter.

2. Jack Grealish (Aston Villa to Man City: £100m, 2021)

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1. Enzo Fernandez (Benfica to Chelsea: £107m, 2023)

And finally the man of the moment - Enzo Fernandez.

The World Cup winner secured his stunning move to Stamford Bridge just six months after joining Benfica from River Plate for a paltry £10m.

His immediate assignment will be to fill the shoes left by Jorginho, who joined Arsenal.

Cucurella's reaction to Jorginho leaving

Sports Brief had earlier reported that Chelsea full-back Marc Cucurella could not quite believe it when he was informed Jorginho was on the verge of joining Arsenal from the West Londoners.

After missing out on Moises Caicedo, Arsenal turned to the next best thing – Jorginho, who is set to sign a deal that will keep him at the Emirates for 18 months.

Everything is all but done in terms of turning Jorginho into an Arsenal player, and he was pictured in an Arsenal shirt on transfer deadline day.