Alex Teixeira’s purported move to Chelsea may be taking longer than expected for many, but the deal is still on track and favoured to end successfully. In fact some reports claim the player will fly to West London today for medical. Chelsea are long-time admirers of the Brazilian who plies his trade for Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine.
Former boss, Jose Mourinho was very keen to bolster his attacking options following months of intense and sustained pressures. A poor run of results finally made the Portuguese cave in and bow out of the managerial position at Stamford Bridge.
Though it’s still too early to tell, it appears that the Chelsea front line is coming back to life once again. Oscar, Willian and Costa found the back of the net in the Blues’ three nil victory over Crystal Palace last weekend.
This has in no way dispelled the need for more additions in attack, nor has it derailed any attempt to do so. In the light of this, Guus Hiddink is eager to wrap up the Teixeira deal and make the Brazilian a Chelsea player officially.
The Shakhtar Donetsk playmaker had suggested that he was looking forward to playing in the Premier league very soon and the Blues are expected to cash in on this to make their work easier. The 26-year-old forward can play as a top striker or a supporting striker. He is currently in prolific form, scoring 22 goals in 15 league games for Shakhtar. With Cesc Fabregas fumbling at Chelsea, Hiddink will welcome Teixeira’s arrival with a sigh of relief. A deal is expected to be announced very soon according to Fichajes.