have by signing midfielder from Benfica for a staggering £106.8m.
The deal had been in the balance throughout deadline day, with just minutes remaining in the window when the two clubs finally settled on the finances.
The 22 year-old, who starred in Argentina’s triumph in Qatar, tops a star-studded list of the ’s most expensive imports.
Let’s take a look at the other most expensive deals in the history of the Premier League following Fernandez’s arrival in English football.
Jack Grealish – Aston Villa to Manchester City, £100m
left boyhood club Aston Villa – who he had been with since the age of six – to link up with the Premier League champions in August 2021.
The England international had a slow start to life in Manchester as he struggled to adjust to the of Pep Guardiola.
However, Grealish has begun to find his feet this term, and will likely play a crucial part in City’s bid to catch Arsenal at the top of the Premier League summit.
Romelu Lukaku – Inter Milan to Chelsea, £97.5m
returned to Chelsea seven years after leaving west London, with the Blues paying just shy of £100m in August 2021 following his goalscoring exploits in Italian football in previous years.
However, the Belgian striker’s second stint at Chelsea quickly turned sour, with injury struggles and a dip in form seeing him lose his spot in the starting XI.
And after in an interview midway through the season in which he also said he wished he stayed at Inter, Lukaku duly returned to San Siro on loan after just one season with Chelsea.
Paul Pogba – Juventus to Manchester United, £93.25m
United completed the blockbuster signing of from Juventus in August 2016, with the Frenchman returning to the club he first joined as an academy player in 2009.
However, Pogba failed to live up the lofty expectations of his price tag, struggling for consistency as the club became unsettled on and off the pitch.
His six year spell at Old Trafford came to an end in 2022, sealing a return back to Juventus on a free transfer.
Mykhailo Mudryk – Shakhtar Donetsk to Chelsea, £88.5m
The Ukrainian international was at the centre of a dramatic transfer saga involving Chelsea and Arsenal in the January 2023 window.
Arsenal had been in pole position to sign him all month, but were pipped to the deal at the eleventh hour when Chelsea transfer chiefs flew to Poland to .
It is thought Chelsea offered Mudryk more in wages than the Gunners, as well as offering a more to Shakhtar Donetsk.
Antony – Ajax to Manchester United, £85m
United completed a deal to bring the Brazilian winger to Manchester in September 2022.
Antony was reunited with manager Erik ten Hag, who coached the 22 year-old during his time in charge of Dutch giants Ajax.
It has been a so far for Antony, but the player still has plenty of time to find his feet and justify his hefty price tag.
The other biggest signings in Premier League history
- Harry Maguire – Leicester to Manchester United, £78m
- Romelu Lukaku – Everton to Manchester United, £75m
- Virgil Van Dijk – Southampton to Liverpool, £75m
- Jadon Sancho – Borussia Dortmund to Manchester United, £73m
- Kai Havertz – Bayer Leverkusen to Chelsea, £72m
- Nicolas Pepe – Lille to Arsenal, £72m
- Kepa Arrizabalaga – Athletic Bilbao to Chelsea, £71.6m
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