Chelsea are hoping to sign Andrey Santos after narrowly missing out on the work permit. The midfielder missed the work permit last month and therefore failed to play for Chelsea. Chelsea are starting the work to get a work permit for Andrey Santos soon. They plan to secure it after the ongoing South American Under-20 Championship. The player joined the Blues last month on a £ 16 million transfer deal. Andrey Santos is currently staring for his country at the tournament. Furthermore, the Brazil captain have scored 4 goals in four matches. Therefore Chelsea are confident that this display will help him to gain his work permit in England. The player would need clearance to play in England. Foreign players are required to gain a certain number of government-endorsing points to play in the Premier League.
Andrey Santos and Chelsea hope to secure the work permit after the tournament
Reports suggest that Andrey Santos missed the work permit by just one point when he joined the Blues. However, it is believed that the process of re-applying is underway. Santos is regarded as one of the highest talents in South America. He joined the Blues from his former club Vasco da Gama, as they target the best players in the world. If Brazil manages to win the tournament. all parties are confident that he will be able to secure the permit. With the work, permit secured the player will be able to play for Chelsea. Andrey Santos have been promised a pathway to the first team by Chelsea. Many other elite clubs like Manchester City, Barcelona, PSG, and Newcastle United wanted to sign him. But it was Chelsea at the end who secured the services of the player and won the race.
Andrey Santos have signed a six-and-half-year contract with the Blues. He has even been compared to the likes of Sergio Busquets due to his playing style. Therefore the player is expected to do well for the Blues. However, he would need some time to adjust to the new atmosphere and the English style of Football. The fans would have to be a little patient with him.
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