Andrey Santos may cost £22m more expensive than Chelsea first expected. Chelsea have already been busy in the transfer market even before the transfer window opened. Chelsea’s deal for Andrey Santos could reportedly end up costing them about £35million because of various add-ons. The Blues have been extremely active during the World Cup break. They have been preparing for the transfer window even before the transfer window opened. A deal for RB Leipzig‘s Christopher Nkunku is already in place for him to join them next year. The Blues are also planning for the future and are stocking up their academy with talented young players. Andrey Santos is now being added to the list of young players that Chelsea are interested in.
Chelsea are ready to sign Andrey Santos
The 18-year-old is rated highly by many other elite clubs in Europe. Newcastle United, and Manchester City were all looking to sign the player. But as things stand, it was Chelsea who won the race for signing Santos. It was reported that Chelsea would be signing the player for £13m, raising up to £18m with potential add- ons. But now reports claim that the fee for Andrey Santos could end up raising a bit. The fee could end up being £35m with all the added-on bonuses being taken into consideration. Reports claim that both Chelsea and Vasco da Gama were in an intense negotiations. As the deal neared, the negotiations between the clubs started taking an intense turn. It appears that the Brazilian club have managed to insert a few add-ons for their player. This agreement could cost Chelsea in the long run.
With the signing of Andrey Santos, Chelsea’s quest for signing young players continues. The quest for signing young players started since Todd Boehly took over the club. The Blues signed Carney Chukwuemeka and Gabriel Slonina last summer. They were seen as the future stars of the club. Chelsea have also signed David Datro Fofana this January transfer window.
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