Chelsea have completed the signing of teenage midfielder Andrey Santos from Brazilian club Vasco da Gama.
The 18-year-old midfielder joins Graham Potter’s side and becomes Chelsea’s third signing of the window following the arrivals of Benoit Badiashile and David Datro Fofana from Monaco and Molde, respectively.
“It’s a very big opportunity for me,” Santos told the club’s official website.
“This is a big club playing in big competitions like the Premier League so I am very excited.
“The players here are so good and I am very happy to be here.”
Santos made his debut at just 17, as a late substitute in the Campeonato Carioca, a tournament for teams in the local area of Rio de Janeiro.
He played most of that campaign for the club’s Under-20 side and impressed in a box-to-box midfield role in which he regularly contributed with goals and assists.
His league debut came on the final day of the 2021 season before he became a more prominent figure in the 2022 campaign just finished, earning himself a regular spot in the midfield trio.
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