Chelsea are close to signing Brazilian talent Andrey Santos during the January transfer window. The midfielder is set to make the move from Vasco da Gama in his native country, and his arrival will follow Christopher Nkunku and Datro Fofana, as deals that have already been finalised.
The 18-year-old was highly sought after in the transfer market, with the likes of Barcelona, Manchester City and Newcastle United all registering their interest in him. But, the West London side have stepped up to win the race for the youngster.
Chelsea close to signing Andrey Santos from Vasco da Gama
The transfer fee for the midfielder is around £20 million, including bonuses. And according to Fabrizio Romano, the transfer is in its final stages with the two clubs set to exchange documents soon. It has been given the here we go signal by the transfer insider, and it seems only a matter of time before the move is made official.
Andrey Santos made his senior debut at the age of 17 in 2021, and went on to become their youngest goalscorer in 2022. He plays as a box to box midfielder, and has attracted comparisons to Sergio Busquets.
He prefers to be a more conductive player to play tempo ticking passes, like Jorginho currently does. However, his long legs and frame allow him to play in transition very well. He has an incredible maturity, and joins the likes of Carney Chukwuemeka, Cesare Casadei and soon, Arsen Zakharyan, to play for Chelsea.