Chelsea are reported to complete the signing of Brazilian midfielder Andrey Santos from Vasco de Gama for £11 million. The Brazilian is currently in London to complete his medicals ahead of his move to Chelsea.
The blues had to beat competition from Manchester City and Newcastle United to seal the deal for the 18-year-old midfielder.
Brazilian Legend Juninho has hailed the physical and technical ability of Andrey Santos. Has also claimed he is the best he has seen at his age.
What did Juninho say about Andrey Santos?
I’ve never seen a player, at 18, as ready as he is,” Juninho revealed.
“Physically, he’s a beast, technically he’s on a high level. He’s not going to be better than me, he’s going to be much better than me.”
Meanwhile, Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta has expressed his disappointment in Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest.
He said via Chelsea’s official website: “We are disappointed, of course, that is not the way we wanted to start the new year.
“I think in the first half we had a bit more control of the game but maybe we were not that dangerous to score the second goal, which could have made it easier for us in the second half.
“Even though I think we had a couple of transitions in the second half since the beginning, they were putting more pressure on us and we were not able to escape, playing out or even playing long.
“When a team is losing you expect a reaction and we were not able to find the space or attack the right space to calm down the reaction we expected from them. As well, they were playing at home, so when you are 1-0 up you expect that they will react and we were not able to manage that kind of situation.
“They created a few chances and then a set-piece lost us two points. It is disappointing to concede a goal after three touches in the box. That’s really clear and these are the areas where we cannot let teams score.”
The Spaniard added Chelsea needs to turn things around and it starts when they host Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.
He added: “Every point matters and of course today we lost two points.
“That’s clear and since the beginning of the season we have lost too many points and now we are really far from where we want to be. Every game we don’t win is a chance that we miss, but this is the reality.
“When you see the table that’s where we are and we need to have a very good second half of the season if we want to achieve Champions League qualification for next season. This is the reality that we face and we have to stick together.
“We know that it’s not the most pleasant time but in these difficult moments, we need everybody to stick together, to work hard to improve. To be humble, to see ourselves, to analyze ourselves, and where we can do better.
“We have a massive game against Manchester City at the Bridge but we need to start winning points.”