Stamford Bridge youngster set for temporary move away from West London club.
Newly appointed Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is being forced to loan out promising youngster Wallace, due to work permit issues according to the Daily Mail.
The teenage Brazilian full back joined from Liga do Brasil side Fluminese last December, for around £4million, but spent the whole of the season on loan to his previous club.
Roma are the most likely destination for the 19 year-old, who won Chelsea a penalty in their 1-0 win over Singha All-Stars – which fellow youngster Romelu Lukaku finished in a calm and collected fashion.
“He’s a very good player, I knew him before. He’s very mature for his age, comfortable with the ball. He has the quality of a Brazilian full back, likes to attack and create,” Mourinho told various British media outlets.
“He’s a good player and won’t be staying with us, because we have [Branislav] Ivanovic and [Cesar] Acpillicueta for the same position. He’s also non-EC so we’ll not get the visa, it’ll be too early, so he’ll go on loan for a season.”
“We’ll get the best option for him, in Europe. We want him to adapt. We’ll see the best of him; he has talent and is one more investment for this club, a good investment, because the kid if a very good player.”
When Wallace develops, he could eventually take Ivanovic’s place in the squad, or maybe Ashley Cole’s if he decides he can adapt to playing left back – like Newcastle United’s young Italian left back Davide Santon, who was previously a right back with Inter Milan.