Seems the people in charge at Stamford Bridge are keen of Brazilian soccer players, the influx of the Samba boys from the South American footballing nation has been on a rise since three seasons ago. Latest to this addition is Atletico Paranaense midfielder, Nathan Allan De Souza.
He has been reportedly signed for a fee of 4.5 million pounds. He had underwent his medicals at the bridge and has met with some of the first team players. He is poised to join fellow Brazilians Willian, Ramires, Filipe Luis and Oscar at the bridge. His versatility is such that he not only plays as attacking midfielder, but he can also play as a left winger or as a second striker.
Portuguese side, Porto had earlier planned to recruit the services of the 19 years old midfielder, but Chelsea has beat them to it. The Coach had expressed eagerness to have the youngster at the team. Concerning the deal, he said,
“He’s a player that our structure follows and our structure thinks that he’s a player with potential for the future”. And if the deal is to close I will try to help – as I try to help everyone – to become a Chelsea player.”
Nathan caught the eyes of scouts at the under-17 world cup held in the United Arab Emirates in 2013. He scored 5 goals in 6 appearances for the Brazil team at the event. He has since been monitored by top clubs in Europe, with Chelsea and Porto topping the list. He is not likely to get first team action in the club, and also there have been issues concerning work permit regulations for him. Nathan had taken to twitter to express his happiness to be in London. The Brazilian under-20 was at the Emirates on Sunday to watch his future team play.