José Mourinho is ready to add another weapon to his already large stockpile of brilliant, young, stars. 21 year-old Brazilian, Nathan Allan de Souza, commonly referred to as “Nathan”, is in London ready to sign his Chelsea contract (per Nathan’s Twitter page and Instagram). Nathan has recently posted a picture on Instagram, posing with fellow Brazilian, Philippe Coutinho, in a London hotel. Nathan has also tweeted different things about signing for Chelsea, thanking the Chelsea fans for the reception and support. We should note that the twitter account is not verified, but it does look legitimate.
Nathan would provide another dimension to Chelsea’s attack, and being only 21 years old, he certainly has the time to improve his game and adjust to the Premier League. With other Brazilians Ramires, Oscar, and Felipe Luis already on the squad, Nathan should gel with the team perfectly. Nathan is also capable of playing multiple positions. For Brazil’s U-17, and U-20 sides, he lined up in the no. 10 role, on the left wing, and as a second striker. This flexibility will certainly aid Nathan in trying to find his way into the first team, with the already deep Chelsea side.
Nathan’s current club, Atlético Paranaense, has agreed to Chelsea’s £4.5 million bid, and rumors are that he has passed his medical at Stamford Bridge already. Nathan also had interest from Manchester City, which shows his world-class talent and potential. Nathan has not scored for his Serie A club yet, because he rejected a contract renewal last October, which resulted in him being sent down to the under-23 team.
On the International level, Nathan has impressed many. Playing for Brazil’s U-17s in the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup, he scored five goals in five matches, and was named to the tournament’s best eleven. When Nathan was promoted to the U-23 side, he played every match of the South American Youth Championship, scoring a goal against Peru.
Chelsea fans should be extremely excited about this signing. Nathan has the opportunity to be a key part of the Chelsea first team in years to come, but expect to see him sent out on loan for a year or two.