‘He’s a beast’ – Juninho praises Chelsea’s new signing Andrey Santos as Blues close in on Brazilian wonderkid

Former Brazil international Juninho has praised wonderkid Andrey Santos, who is set to join Chelsea.

Graham Potter’s side are close to signing the 18-year-old from Vasco da Gama, beating Manchester City and Newcastle to his signature.


Juninho used to play for Vasco da Gama and shared his thoughts on Santos

The midfielder is considered one of Brazil’s most exciting prospects, with one of their former stars having high hopes for his future.

Speaking in July, former international Juninho had nothing but praise for Santos.

“I have never seen a player, at 18, as ready as him” he said.

“Physically he’s a beast, technically he’s at a high level. He’s not going to be better than me, he’s going to be much better than me.

Santos is the next young signing to be made by Chelsea following the arrival of David Datro Fofana.

The 20-year-old has signed from Norwegian side Molde in a deal worth around £10.6m.

New Chelsea owners continue to invest in the team


New Chelsea owners continue to invest in the team

The Blues aren’t ready to stop their transfer activity there as they pursue a move for Benfica’s Enzo Fernandez.

He has emerged as a target for the west London side following his impressive World Cup campaign with Argentina, and they are confident to strike a deal. this week.

Fresh faces will be a welcome sight for Potter amid his team’s poor form of late.

Chelsea could take just one point from their trip to Nottingham Forest thanks to a 1-1 draw.

They currently sit eighth in the Premier League table and seven points out of the top four.

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