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Chelsea agrees record-breaking transfer for Brazilian wonderkid Estevao Willian

18. May 2024
Estevao Willian Almeida de Oliveira Gonçalves (foto: Getty Images)
London's top-tier club Chelsea is seizing the opportunity to sign Estevao Willian, a teammate of Endrick who has shown immense potential at Palmeiras.

The young 'Mesinho' has already scored seven goals this season.

Estevao Willian is a 17-year-old Brazilian prodigy, excelling as a right winger. In his homeland, he is also known as ‘Messinho’ due to his playing style, which somewhat resembles that of Argentine titan Lionel Messi. Over the past year, the Palmeiras player has been linked with many European giants. It appears that Chelsea will win the battle for his signature.

Brazilian media reports indicate that the clubs have reached an agreement, with Chelsea prepared to pay approximately 65 million euros.

Estevao will be able to move to Europe once he turns 18, after April 2025. The new season in Brazil has just begun, and the youngster has already contributed seven goals and three assists in 21 appearances, including a goal in the elite Copa Libertadores.

His transfer to Chelsea would also set a record for the highest transfer fee for a footballer moving from South America to European football.
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