Sat 18 May 2024 | 17:50

Chelsea's Record-Breaking Coup

The Rise of 'Messinho' from Brazilian Giants to Stamford Bridge

Reportedly, Chelsea has reached an agreement with Brazilian powerhouse Palmeiras for the transfer of a 17-year-old prodigy, marking a significant milestone as the most expensive transfer of a player from the American continent to Europe. Journalist Cesar Luis Merlo reveals that the deal, which will see the young winger don the Blues' jersey in 2025 upon reaching adulthood, has been sealed. Furthermore, sources suggest that the player is poised to commit to a lengthy seven-year contract with Chelsea, as per The Athletic.

Despite his limited appearances for Palmeiras, where he showcased promise with three goals and one assist in just 17 matches, Chelsea remains undeterred in their pursuit of this budding talent. Drawing parallels to Real Madrid's strategy of acquiring emerging Brazilian talents like Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo, and the incoming Palmeiras forward Endrick,


aims to replicate the success enjoyed by Los Blancos in recent years.

Dubbed 'Messinho' by acquaintances due to his resemblance to the iconic Lionel Messi, the youngster, whose youth career commenced at Cruzeiro in 2017, endeavors to carve his own identity in the footballing world. Notably, at the tender age of 10, he inked a sponsorship deal with Nike, etching his name as the youngest Brazilian to secure such a partnership with the renowned sportswear brand.

As negotiations unfold behind closed doors, the Brazilian Under-17 international, Willian, remains focused on contributing to Palmeiras' Copa do Brasil campaign, eyeing a potential appearance in the upcoming second leg against Botafogo on Thursday.



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