Mercato: Strasbourg on the verge of snapping up Chelsea's Brazilian hotshot!
Recently bought out by BlueCo, which also owns Chelsea, Strasbourg is set to snap up promising young Brazilian winger Angelo Gabriel, whom the London club will acquire for €15 million.
Although Chelsea do not intend to send Strasbourg 10 players on loan, some players are likely to move between the two clubs, which now share the same owner (BlueCo). According to a number of Brazilian and English media reports, Chelsea are set to sign 18-year-old Brazilian winger Angelo Gabriel for €15 million, then loan him out to Strasbourg.
Chelsea to sign Angelo for €15 million
Angelo Gabriel previously played for Santos, with whom he has already made 129 professional appearances at the age of just 18 (he turns 19 in December). According to The Athletic, the left-footed player, who often plays on the right wing, is set to commit himself to the Blues until June 2028, before spending a season on loan at Strasbourg.
Chelsea have agreed €15m fee for 2004 talented Brazilian striker Ângelo, here we go! 🔵🇧🇷 CFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 28, 2023
Ângelo agreed personal terms on a deal until 2029. He’ll start pre season at Chelsea then possible loan.
ℹ️ Barça clause: they’ve 48h to match Chelsea bid — but they will NOT do it. pic.twitter.com/CtI4zLlcst
A Brazilian U20 international, Angelo Gabriel could also have signed for Barcelona, who had an option to match any offer accepted by Santos. However, according to all the Brazilian and English media reporting on the subject, Barcelona decided not to use this option, allowing Chelsea to win the bid.
Watch the video below for a glimpse of Angelo's qualities: