Deivid Washington, a talented young player from Brazil, has officially joined Chelsea
Washington has only appeared in nine senior games for Santos, but his two goals have earned him recognition as one of South American football’s brightest prospects. However, his few Santos outings were sufficient for the Blues to pursue the 18-year-old.
The agreement for the young forward was finalised on Thursday after the Stamford Bridge team defeated rivals including Real Madrid and Milan. Washington has a seven-year contract but will probably spend the season playing for Chelsea’s feeder club, Strasbourg.
He can play anywhere along the frontline and is the second Santos player to join the club after Angelo Gabriel. Jackson needs competition, but they haven’t decided on a target. They were interested in Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun, but AS Monaco is in the process of signing him.
Additionally, they thought about trading Dusan Vlahovic for Romelu Lukaku, but they weren’t too keen on the Serbian. Rumours suggest that the Blues are considering keeping Lukaku on staff to cover for Jackson, but it’s unknown whether the Belgian forward is amenable to remaining or is still pursuing a transfer.
Mauricio Pochettino, the manager of Chelsea, has Armando Broja as one of his options. Broja just began participating in first-team practise after recovering from a serious injury. Pochettino stated that he doesn’t want to obstruct the Albanian striker’s progress and that he wants to give him an opportunity.