Rio Ferdinand reacts to Chelsea’s decision to break British transfer record for midfielder

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Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has backed Chelsea’s decision to break the British transfer record to sign Enzo Fernandez from Benfica.

The Blues have offered to sign Fernandez from Benfica for £105million, which is a British transfer record.

Fernandez told Vibe with Five: “Bad player, wicked player. He’s got it. He’s a good player. I’d be surprised if he comes in and isn’t a success.

“He’s a top player. He was the best young player at the tournament in the World Cup I thought. He was integral for them.

“His passing, his composure for a young player was top and he won’t be fazed if he handled the World Cup the way he did.

“He played at Benfica a big club in that country and the demands at the club, he’s used to pressure.

“The money is irrelevant if you look at it and think he could be here for five or six years. Chelsea are on a mad one.”