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Chelsea Pursuing Transfer of 16-Year-Old Brazilian Wonderkid Worth £52m

Chelsea Pursuing Transfer of 16-Year-Old Brazilian Wonderkid Worth £52m

Chelsea's Brazilian Wonderkid Pursuit

Chelsea Football Club is reportedly working on signing yet another young Brazilian talent. The club has set its sights on Estevao Willian, a 16-year-old who currently plays for Brazilian Serie A side Palmeiras. Willian, who is highly rated in Brazil, has earned the nickname 'Messinho' after Lionel Messi.

Impressive Debut and Negotiations

Willian made his debut for Palmeiras in December 2021, coming off the bench in a match against Cruzeiro. Palmeiras went on to win the Serie A title on the final day of the season. Chelsea is currently in negotiations with Palmeiras regarding the signing of the young player, who has a release clause of £52 million.

Competition from Barcelona

Barcelona has also expressed interest in signing Willian and could potentially rival Chelsea for his signature. The competition between the two clubs adds an extra layer of excitement to the transfer saga.

Todd Boehly's Aggressive Strategy

Since Todd Boehly took over as Chelsea's owner last year, the club has pursued an aggressive strategy of investing in young talents. The American businessman has spent over £1 billion in transfer fees, focusing on signing promising Brazilian players. Some of the players signed during Boehly's tenure include Andrey Santos, Angelo Gabriel, and Deivid Washington. However, only Deivid Washington has made an appearance for Chelsea so far.

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Fans Express Concerns

Despite the excitement surrounding the pursuit of young talents, some Chelsea fans have expressed concerns. They worry that the focus on signing players for the future may neglect the team's immediate needs. One fan pointed out the presence of Jackson at striker and Chilwell at left back, questioning the need for a £52 million signing. Another fan humorously commented that Chelsea seems to have an age limit for signings, as they rarely sign players over the age of 25. Overall, fans hope that the club's investments in young talents will translate into success on the field.

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