Santos loaned back to Brazil after problem with work-permit

Antonio Nusa

Chelsea have loaned out Andre Santos to Palmeiras until December, according to Fabrizio Romano’s report.

The Brazilian wonderkid has not been able to get a work permit to join Graham Potter’s side in January. Due to this he will return back to Brazil and play in Copa Libertadores. Although Blues will have a recall clause which will allow them to bring back the teenager in June, midway through the season in Brazil and in the summer transfer window in Europe.

Santos played an important role in Brazil’s recent success in U-20 South American Championship. He played as a box-to-box midfielder and finished as a joint top scorer at the Championship in Columbia.

Now, Fabrizio Romano’s Twitter handle confirms that Santos will be going back to Brazil and join Palmeiras until December. However, Chelsea will have €1.5m recall clause in June.

Santos would have been a great addition to Potter’s squad but the problem related to his work permit has restricted it. Brazillian wonderkid was seen with Club’s new owner Todd Boehly during the Champions League clash against Dortmund on Thursday.

Despite some world-class signings in January, Chelsea still hasn’t found their winning form.


Tom Vickery, the South American football expert termed Santos as one of the top players in the South American Championship and further stated in his column at ESPN

“Recent Chelsea signing Andre Santos has done exceptionally well as a midfield powerhouse who can play out from the back, compete in the middle and break forward to score goals”.

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