Andrey Santos: Chelsea complete signing of 18-year-old Brazilian midfielder from Vasco da Gama

Chelsea complete signing of midfielder Andrey Santos from Vasco da Gama; the 18-year-old ended his Vasco career with eight goals in 38 matches; Santos is the Blues’ third January signing after Monaco’s Benoit Badiashile and David Datro Fofana “It’s a similar situation in that he has been in the second division with Vasco. He helped them out of that league just as Douglas Luiz did a few years ago before moving on to Manchester City. 안전놀이터

“He’s a strong, box-to-box midfielder – I don’t think Vasco would have been promoted without him.

“But it’s a big step up. He’s not a player who will be ready for Premier League football yet. He’s only 18 – this is one for the future.

“Maybe a loan move is on the cards for him but there is certainly promise as a box-to-box midfielder who has a goal in him.”

Jamie Carragher and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink have questioned Chelsea’s spending so far under new owner Todd Boehly.

Before Chelsea agreed the deal for Santos, they had spent around £220m on seven players aged 24 and under – the latest being Monaco defender Badiashile for £35m.

“Players aged 23 or 24 are not that young,” Carragher told Sky Sports Premier League before Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat to Man City earlier this week.

“Look at the top end [of the age group of Chelsea signings in the Todd Boehly era], there’s Raheem Sterling – who is a good signing but he hasn’t set the world alight, there’s Kalidou Koulibaly who is not a great signing and I don’t think Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a good signing.