Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino has said that he is ‘so excited’ to work with midfielder Enzo Fernandez.
Fernandez was a key player for Argentina at the World Cup last year. He made a couple of key goal contributions in the group stage, and went on to play an important role en route to glory.
As a result, he was on the radar of several elite clubs in January, but the Blues moved quickly and finalised a deal for him before the transfer deadline.
Fernandez showed glimpses of his immense quality last season, and the 22-year-old will now be aiming to prosper under the guidance of Pochettino.
Speaking in today’s press conference, Pochettino said that he is proud and excited to work with a World Cup winner in the squad.
He told Chelseafc.com: “It’s a pleasure. I am proud of him [Enzo Fernandez] and our national team. I am so excited. I hope we can win many trophies together here.”
Fernandez largely played in the number six role for the Blues last term. In the absence of N’Golo Kante, he was not offered the offensive freedom by the Blues.
However, the situation should change next season. The club are putting in the effort to sign Moises Caicedo from Brighton & Hove Albion.
The Ecuadorian starlet will be expected to play in the holding role, thereby allowing Fernandez to showcase his creativity higher up the field for the London club.
Aside from Caicedo, it seems the capital outfit are also exploring a deal for Southampton’s Romeo Lavia.