Club Atletico Paranaense starlet Nathan has confirmed he has signed for Chelsea, posting a delighted message to his Instagram account.
Um sonho está virando realidade!! Agradeço primeiramente a Deus que sempre iluminou o meu caminho ????, ao meu Pai que sempre acreditou no meu talento e foi um verdadeiro Guerreiro, aos meus familiares e amigos que sempre me deram apoio..e também ao Clube Atlético Paranaense que fez parte dessa minha caminhada e onde eu passei 6 anos da minha carreira. Obrigado ao Chelsea pela confiança em mim, farei o meu melhor para ajudar o time em busca de novas conquistas.. SOMOS TODOS BLUES // A dream is coming true! First of all I want to thank God for always lighting my way, my dad who always believed in my talent and was a real warrior while helping me to reach my goals, my family and friends who always supported me… And I am also thankful to Club Atletico Paranaense, which was part of this journey and where I played for 6 years of my career. Thank you Chelsea for trusting in me, I will do my best to support my team on reaching new achievements. WE ARE ALL BLUE
Chelsea transfer rumours
The 19 year-old Brazilian was one of the stars of the Under-17 World Cup in 2013, and was linked with a host of clubs since. He has now finally signed for Chelsea, but given that he has failed to impress upon graduating from youth level, it does appear a curious move.
“It’s difficult to see why [Chelsea] quite want to spend so much money on him,” said South American football expert Tim Vickery to talkSPORT (via Bleacher Report).
“He’s a playmaker who can thread a little pass and did well at under 17 level but poorly at under 20 level. It’s difficult to see what he has done in the last season to justify it.”