Brazilian born Anderson Souza Conceicao also known as Anderson Talisca, was a highly rated youngster from Bahia’s academy, until Portuguese club Benfica came calling with a fee of around 4million Euros which became the highest ever fee paid for a Bahia player.
Talisca has been an instant hit at Benfica scoring 4 goals so far, including a superb hat-trick against Victoria De Setubai on the 12th of this month. English paper, The Daily mail is reporting that Chelsea’s Boss Jose Mourinho is interested in the Brazilian Talent, who has settled so quickly in Portugal.
It has been reported that a lot of big European clubs were after the Brazilian youngster while he was still at Bahia and that Benfica might have failed in their pursuit had other clubs not backed off, for fear that Talisca might not obtain a work permit.
Mourinho has been quoted as saying that he still finds the time to watch Portuguese league matches, due to his prior connection with the league in which he made his name. It is however very likely that the Chelsea manager would have watched the Brazilian play a couple of times this season. Anderson Talisca is a Mourinho type player; he’s hardworking and has the physicality that is usually lacking in those who play his position.
The former Bahia man’s strengths on the pitch include, his Ariel prowess, ability to hold on to the ball under pressure and a good shot from distance. He is however an inadequate tackler, despite his willingness to try, and his finishing could use some work. Chelsea is not really in need of his type of player as the youngster bears some similarities to his fellow Brazilian Oscar, and is still one for the future.
The London side is in a strong position to land the player, as they have in time past, done hitch free deals with Benfica to get players at reasonable prices. A couple of their acquisitions from the Portuguese club include players such as Ramires, Matic and David Luiz. If Anderson Talisca does eventually end up at Stamford Bridge, sooner rather than later, the odds of him being loaned to a lesser club in other to get playing time are very high.
Although Anderson is an exciting player, the Brazilian born midfielder is still a prospect who isn’t that much better or worse than majority of the 26 players that Chelsea have sent out on loan this season.