Chelsea own some of the world’s brightest young stars, whether in their youth system, or on loan. That’s due to the world-class scouting system and the newest player to catch the eye of Chelsea scouts in Paraguayan teenager, Sergio Diaz.
It has been recently reported by Tutto Mercato Web that Diaz’s father is in West London to watch Chelsea take on Sunderland at Stamford Bridge for the final Premier League match of the season. Negotiations surrounding a move to the current Premier League Champions are set to take place after the match.
Diaz has put on scintillating performances in the Paraguayan league this season, scoring 9 goals in only 23 appearances for Cerro Porteno. On the Paraguay under 20 team, he has scored twice in 7 appearances, and he has grabbed another two goals on the under 17 team. As a result he has been linked to some of Europe’s biggest clubs, including Manchester United, Liverpool and AS Roma [Metro]. The biggest obstacle in Chelsea’s way in AS Roma, who are reported to do anything they can to bring Diaz to Italy.
Diaz is only 17 years old, but his agility is way beyond his age level. He has been a regular for Cerro Porteno, starting either as a striker, winger, or attacking midfielder.
If Chelsea can manage to sign him soon, than he will either hop right in to the youth system, or he will be loaned out to another club to gain first team experience.
Diaz is bound to become a star in a few years, but he will have to eventually make a move to Europe, because he will not face a strong enough competition in Paraguay. Chelsea’s first summer signing was Brazilian youngster, Nathan, who plays a similar position to Diaz. Chelsea is also in talks of singing another Brazilian youngster, Kenedy, who can play any position in the attacking third. It will be interesting to see what Chelsea decides to do with the surplus of talented attackers. Expect Diaz to be loaned out if he is signed early in the transfer window.