Chelsea signing Estevao Willian making progress


Last month Chelsea completed the signing of young Brazilian sensation Estevao Willian from Palmeires with a transfer fee of around 29M. The Blues already started spending money on various players to bring young talents to the Stamford Bridge. And there is no doubt that Estaveo Willian is one of the best South American talents right now.

Chelsea brought some of the best young talents from South America after the takeover of the club in 2022. Previously the Blues completed the signings of two young Brazilian talents, Angelo Gabriel and Andrey Santos, both completed a loan spell to Strasbourg last season. Estevao Willian is the next South American talent who is going to join Chelsea. But it seems unlikely that Chelsea will send him to a loan spell. Enzo Maresca’s side might use this young talent from the very beginning.

Estevao Willian’s performance in Palmeires

Estevao Willian scored 6 goals and registered 3 assists across all competitions this year for Palmeires. The 17-year-old is the perfect winger who not only scores goals but is also very good at providing brilliant assists to others. Now, in recent matches, Estevao Willian showed his talent and made huge progress before actually joining Chelsea.

On Monday, the Brazilian winger scored and assisted in a single match as Palmeires knocked done Bahmia by 2-0. This performance earned Estaveo Willian the Man of the Match award. At the very end of the first half of the game, the Brazilian winger scored a brilliant goal by cutting inside a defender and curling a left-footed shot into the top left corner to make it 1-0 for Palmeires. Estevao Willian helped to make it 2-0 for Palmeires when his beautiful pass into the box was expertly finished by Rony. He has scored three goals and provided an assist in his last five matches for Palmeires.

Estevao Willian is often called ” Brazilian Messi”. Chelsea fans are eager to see the Estevao Willian at the Stamford Bridge. World Cup winner Brazil Branco already praised Willian and said,

“Estevao, for me, since Neymar, he is the greatest player I’ve seen born in Brazil.”

And Neymar also prised Estevao Willian and called him a “genius”.

According to translations on social media, Willian latest performance against Bahia frustrated Bahia boss Rogerio Ceni who expressed his frustration in this way, “You can’t f****** mark this guy.”

When Will Estevao Willian join Chelsea?

So, Estevao Willian will spend the rest of 2024 and the start of 2025 with the Brazilian side Palmeires, before joining Chelsea when he is 18 years old and eligible to play at Stamford Bridge. Another big talent Endrick is left to join the Champions League winner Real Madrid, this will open the door for Willian to keep shining and come into the spotlight.

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