On April 14, Nathan tweeted,
“Very happy!!! London to sign my contract with Chelsea and take medical.”
Making concise speculations that he was on the verge of agreeing a deal with the West London side, but three weeks afterwards, nothing was heard of a finalized deal, and it seemed actualizing the move continued to drag on. We were all kept in the dark. But contrary to any fear, the Brazilian starlet is settling in London already, and as his norm, he took to social media to give us another hint. This time on Instagram, he posted a picture of himself under his account, and the location read London.
Not coming as a surprise, but rather as a relief to further doubts. The player has always expressed his love to join the club and was present during the clash with Arsenal two Sundays ago. He had met with some first team players and talked about his desire to join them soon. The Atlético Paranaense midfielder has been touted as the next big thing in South America. The under-20 player will feel at home in Chelsea when he finally moves to join the likes of Oscar, Ramires, Willian, and Filipe Luiz. His deal is said to have cost 4.5 million pounds.
Although the coach isn’t really excited about the signing, as he played down talks about it during a press conference in early April. When asked about the wonder kid, Mourinho said,
“I’m not worried about that. I’m not working on that. Not at all.”
Indicating that a chance for the player in the team isn’t open. So, Nathan might be heading to Belgium or Netherlands on loan once his deal with Chelsea is rounded up in the coming weeks. Nathan had caught the eyes of scouts during the under-17 world cup in UAE where he was on explosive for for the young Sambas with 5 goals in the tournament. The 19 years old wants Chelsea and has always seen himself as a team member since he landed in London. After the team won against Crystal Palace, he went ahead to tweet,
“WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS”