Estevao Willian: Everything You Need to Know About Brazilian Sensation Linked to Chelsea

Estevao Willian: Everything You Need to Know About Brazilian Sensation Linked to Chelsea

Rene Otinga
updated at May 14, 2024 at 6:31 AM
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  • Chelsea are highly interested in Brazilian sensation Estevao Willian
  • The Blues are reportedly willing to pay big money for the youngster
  • Estevao, 17, currently plays for Palmeiras in the Brasileiro Série A

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Chelsea could bolster their squad next season by signing promising youngster Estevao Willian.

The 17-year-old has attracted interest from the Blues after a wonderful breakout season with Brazilian club Palmeiras.

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Estevao Willian is one of the most promising prospects in Brazilian football today. Photo: NELSON ALMEIDA.
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Estevao, who comes from the same crop as Real Madrid superstar Endrick, is on Chelsea’s radar as the club is keen on developing young talent for the future.

However, Mauricio Pochettino’s side could be forced to spend big to acquire the youngster, who has earned the nickname ‘Messinho’ in his native Brazil.

According to Team Talk, Chelsea and Palmeiras are in talks over a deal worth £26 million. The fee could, however, rise to £50 million through add-ons.

Estevao has reportedly made it clear he is interested in making a Premier League switch.

The teenager was previously monitored by other teams including Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona, and Bayern Munich, but no official bids were made.

If Chelsea land him for £50 million, it would be one of the biggest transfers in Brazilian football.

Estevao’s style of play

Highlights of Estevao playing for his current club, Palmeiras, have since hit the internet, and it is easy to see why Chelsea is interested in him.

He combines flair, skill, and decent finishing, making him a strong contender to integrate seamlessly into Mauricio Pochettino’s team.

Despite his nickname ‘Messinho’, Estevao’s style is similar to Neymar’s. Another key attribute is his ability to strike the ball with both feet.

When can Estavao move to Chelsea?

If Chelsea signs the youngster, he will only be eligible to make the switch to London when he is 18, in April 2025, according to GOAL.

For now, he continues to dazzle in the Brazilian top-flight.

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Rene Otinga is a sports journalist with over eight years of working experience in digital media. Rene's experience includes working as a Copywriter at X News Kenya and