Oscar, Ramires, Willian and Filipe Luis are all representing the footballing nation of Brazil in Stamford Bridge. They are about to welcome two more additions as Chelsea move for the signings of Atletico Paranaense’s midfielder, Nathan and Fluminense’s striker, Kenedy. The Brazil under-21 duo are on their way out of the South American league by summer.
Kenedy has been linked with clubs like Inter Milan and Manchester United following his impressive displays of recent. The 19 year-old was the highest goal scorer at the South American under-17 nations cup two years ago. Back then, he expressed his love for the blues and wished he could join them someday.
“Of course I am happy to play for Fluminense but it is my ambition to one day play in Europe. I like Chelsea because of players like Oscar and Ramires. I like the whole team.”
4 million pounds is being tabled by the pensioners in order to get the signature of the “next hulk”. His height, physique and shooting power are qualities that will excel in the EPL once he eventually settles.
Nathan is already a Chelsea player. Pictures of him in blue, training at the club’s base is rife on the internet just after few hours of finalizing the transfer deal. The midfielder was signed for 4.5 million pounds and he is delighted to be in Chelsea. His Instagram account which broke the news already has “Chelsea” in its bio.
However, according to United Kingdom Immigration and work permit laws, both teenagers won’t be qualified to work (play). Hence, a loan to Netherlands and Belgium where the club’s feeders’ teams are based is likely. Vitesse Arnhem in the Netherlands has been a place of grooming for young Chelsea loanees, as more than 30 players have been there at a point in time. Non-European players will be able to secure a passport after about 3 years, and then they can be returned to Chelsea to play. With the potentials these Brazilians have, they will make a good addition to the West London club in few years to come.