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Chelsea preparing £47m bid for rated Palmeiras wonderkid Estevao Willian

Published at :May 3, 2024 at 6:35 PM
Modified at :May 3, 2024 at 6:35 PM
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Willian is said to have a similar playing style to Lionel Messi

According to rumours in Brazil, Chelsea are expected to make a significant offer for 17-year-old Estevao Willian.

The wunderkind might fetch a further £21 million in add-ons, but the club is willing to pay £25.5 million for him initially. Because of his extraordinary talent, Willian, a teenage player for Palmeiras, has been dubbed “Messinho”—after Lionel Messi.

Even though he plays on the wing, people still refer to him by his real name, Messinho. Chelsea are “strongly” in the running for Willian, according to Brazilian publication UOL, but Palmeiras are expecting proposals from several elite teams.

Additionally, the article states that Chelsea’s two previous attempts to sign Willian were unsuccessful.

Willian, a graduate of Palmeiras’ academy, plays with Endrick, a future Real Madrid player. At the age of sixteen, Endrick consented to join Real Madrid in December 2022 for a transfer fee that might go up to £50 million.

Like the newest player to come off Palmeiras’ assembly line, Willian is receiving the same amount of anticipation as Madrid’s newest golden kid.

Because of this, it seems like Palmeiras may wait for a bidding battle to break out before accepting Chelsea’s most recent offer of up to £47 million.

Willian won’t be able to move until the summer of next year, when he turns 18, according to work laws. Similar circumstances faced Real Madrid when they attempted to sign Endrick, who they had to wait until the end of summer to sign.

Having spent most of his career in the Palmeiras academy, Willian has participated in 12 senior games for the team. After assuming over Chelsea, Todd Boehly has relentlessly signed young players, spending over £1 billion on transfer costs. This is part of his overall strategy.

Though only Washington has played for Chelsea thus far, the Blues presently have youthful stars Andrey Santos, Deivid Washington, and Angelo on their roster.

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