‘He’s not worth it’ – Chelsea warned against signing £105million player

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Former Premier League forward Gabriel Agbonlahor believes Benfica midfielder Enzo Fernandez is a “decent” young player but not worth the £105million price tag that Chelsea are reportedly willing to pay.

Benfica have made it clear that they are only willing to let Fernandez leave in January if his €120million release clause is met.

Fernandez, who joined Benfica from River Plate for a reported initial fee of just €10m (£8.8m) last summer, played a key role as Argentina won the World Cup and was named Best Young Player of the World Cup.

“Watching him, he looked so composed, didn’t he? In such big games [in the World Cup] and [was] always getting on the ball,” Agbonlahor told talkSPORT.

“[He was] something they missed out on in the first couple of games, Argentina.

“But £105m? I don’t think you can pay that off a World Cup.

“I don’t think he was outstanding if that makes sense. I think he looked nice on the ball, he’s aggressive and did well for the team.

“He’s a decent player, but…

“Maybe it’s the age. When players are so young… He’s 21. And Chelsea, yeah, they’re desperate [for a new midfielder]

“But for me, I wouldn’t pay.”