Chelsea confirm much anticipated signing of young Brazilian

Chelsea have finally agreed the deal to sign 18-year-old Brazilian right-back Wallace from Fluminense in the January transfer window.

Wallace’s confirmation was expected to come around two weeks ago and news that he will remain on loan with the domestic champions until the end of the season is thought to have been the icing on the cake.

The attacking full-back made his senior debut earlier this year and has played 18 times in the league for the first team, helping them win the Rio State League and the Guanabara Cup as well as the Brazilian league.

Wallace also helped his country achieve a fourth-place finish at the World Cup in Mexico and is now part of Brazil’s U20 side.

He is the third player to move between Chelsea and Fluminense in recent years, following the transfer of Deco and Juliano Belletti to the South American side in summer 2010.

David Luiz, Ramires, Oscar and Lucas Piazon, who was part of the same Brazil U17 World Cup squad, complete the contingent of Brazilian players currently at Stamford Bridge.

It is good to see Chelsea consistently signing players for the future, we just need a real manager who can progress this type of player properly. Please Jose, come back and save us from this hell…

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