Andrey Santos, a newly signed Chelsea star and Brazilian sensation, has hinted that he will join the club sooner rather than later.
He (Andrey Santos) made an immediate impact in his first full season with the senior team, appearing in 36 games across all competitions, scoring eight goals and winning four Brazil U20 titles.
He is a ball-winning midfielder who can break up attacks, and he is a player who Chelsea has been keeping an eye on in recent months as the competition grows.
The Blues have pledged to pay Vasco de Gama £11 million for the 18-year-old, and many have expected him to slot straight into Graham Potter’s starting eleven since his signing was announced in January.
However, the club has yet to have a work permit accepted for him to play in the UK, but they are still trying to push this through, and Santos appears to be optimistic.
He has stated that he will return to Chelsea in order to congratulate the club on the victory of the Brazil U20s in the South American Championship, where he finished as joint-top scorer.
He is an effective box-to-box midfielder. I don’t believe Vasco would have been promoted without him, but it’s a big step up for the youngster, and there’s a sense that he’s not quite ready to compete for a regular starting spot.
“However, He’s only 18, so this is one for the future, but there’s certainly promise there as a box-to-box midfielder that will have the ability to score a goal every now and then.
‘There is a lot of buzz around the lad, and Chelsea fans should be excited about his potential; he just has to make sure he doesn’t let the British media get to him.’