Chelsea have reportedly won the race for promising Brazilian midfield sensation Andrey Santos, beating competition from Newcastle United.
The Vasco Da Gama ace only has one full season under his belt, but that has proven enough to ensure that some of Europe’s biggest clubs are following him. After months of keeping tabs on the Brazilian midfield sensation, some clubs have seen approaches get entertained by Vasco Da Gama.
Santos is an 18-year-old midfielder who can build attacks and break up play with defensive actions. His physicality and ability on the ball have been a big plus point for clubs to consider making a move. He has made 36 appearances for Vasco Da Gama, scoring eight times.
Chelsea have been keeping tabs on Santos and several other young talents since Todd Boehly took over the club. The west Londoners have embarked on a project titled ‘vision 2030’. The work has already begun by recruiting some of the best youngsters from other clubs.
Chelsea are keen on signing Ethan Nwaneri, Mikey Moore, and Chris Rigg from Arsenal, Tottenham, and Sunderland, respectively. The task is complex, but the Blues have already shown intent during the summer window by bringing in Omari Hutchinson, Carney Chukwuemeka, and Cesare Casadei.
They are also on the verge of signing Molde’s 19-year-old striker David Fofana while keeping tabs on several others, including Andrey Santos.