How Vasco da Gama players tied up Andrey Santos to prevent Chelsea move

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How Vasco da Gama players tied up Andrey Santos to prevent Chelsea move

Chelsea target, Andrey Santos, was jokingly tied up by his Vasco da Gama team-mates on Wednesday in an attempt to stop him from signing for the Blues.

The Brazilian sensation has made a name for himself in his homeland this year and helped his team finish fourth in the league last season.

According to ESPN, Chelsea have already reached an agreement with Vasco to sign Santos, with the ace likely to move to England in January. The 18-year-old, who has been capped by Brazil at under-20s level, has already made 37 appearances for his club and notched eight goals last season.

However, Santos’ teammates aren’t too keen to let him go as they hilariously pranked him by tying him up so that he would miss his flight to London to seal the transfer.

Santos is believed to be the first of many midfield signings that manager Graham Potter is targeting as he looks to bolster his options.

With the likes of Jorginho and N’Golo Kante likely to leave the club in the summer, Santos will first act as a backup before playing a more important role in the 23/24 campaign.

The Blues are also believed to be in the running for Argentina’s World Cup winner Enzo Fernandez, but they are facing tough competition from the likes of Liverpool, Manchester United and Real Madrid. Benfica are set to demand at least £120 million for the midfielder.

Since Chelsea’s new ownership, led by American businessman Todd Boehly took over, there has been a change in their transfer policy as they have been looking at players that will be a huge part of the club’s future.

The likes of Carney Chukwuemeka, Cesare Casadei, Gabriel Slonina and Omari Hutchinson all joined the Blues in the summer.

On the January transfer window, Potter said: “I would say the January window isn’t so straightforward to find solutions.

“From my perspective, the autumn fixture list was an extreme period – and I would not want to make too many drastic assessments [on players] based on that extreme period.”

Chelsea are next in action this weekend as they take on Nottingham Forest.

 

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