Chelsea in pole position to sign 20-year-old promising winger
The London giants are reportedly expected to fend off interest from West Ham United to land the signature of Estoril forward Chiquinho to strengthen their front-line. U20 Portugal international has been in impressive form so far this campaign, scoring seven goals and providing one assist in 32 games at both youth and senior level combined.
With both Pedro and Willian ready to see their respective deals expire this summer, perhaps the English manager is looking to add depth and more youth in the wide positions, with the 20-year-old youngster primarily being deployed on the left-wing at Estoril. Chiquinho has vast potential and can become a top-class winger in the future.
It’s suggested that Chelsea will beat Hammers to the signing of the Portuguese teenager as they presented a more attractive offer, although no further details are provided in either report in terms of a transfer fee or the personal terms involved in the deal.
Frank Lampard has had success with bringing through youngsters, and so perhaps it’s not a surprise that Blues has identified another teenager with potential. That said, he’ll surely be aware of the requirement for more experience too to have the right balance in the squad, and so time will tell who else arrives ahead of next campaign.
They’ve already confirmed that a deal and personal terms are agreed to sign Hakim Ziyech from Ajax this summer which gives them a quality option on the right flank, while time will tell if they wrap up the signing of Chiquinho and have him provide competition on the opposite side.