Chelsea interested in young Brazilian starlet

Chelsea are interested in young Brazilian starlet Vitor Roque

According to Simon Phillips of The Athletic (subscription required), Chelsea are interested in Brazilian starlet, Vitor Roque, who plies his trade for Athletico Paranaense.

The former Cruzeiro forward is 17 years old and one of the upcoming gems from the Brazil factory of top footballers. He is a versatile forward player who prefers to operate as a number nine but is comfortable playing on either wing.

A few months ago, Chelsea were in the race to sign another young Brazilian forward named Endrick. They even had the lead for a few days, before European champions Real Madrid came in and completed the deal.

Chelsea are interested in young Brazilian starlet Vitor Roque.
Chelsea are interested in Vitor Roque. (Reuters)

Roque is an incredibly quick forward who is great at dribbling, shooting with accuracy and being in physical battles against defenders. He scored seven goals and assisted three in 36 appearances in all competitions in the recently-concluded season.

During the preceding summer transfer window, the first under the new regime, Chelsea did not hesitate in splashing the cash to sign talented young players. Carney Chukwuemeka, Omari Hutchinson and Cesare Casadei being the examples.

It is all part of Todd Boehly’s ‘Vision 2030‘ where he wants to buy the top young talents, improve the standard of the youth sides and simultaneously increase competition for places in the senior team.

Chelsea are interested in young Brazilian starlet Vitor Roque.
Chelsea lost out to Real Madrid in the race for Endrick. (Photo by Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images)

In the forward line, we have already completed the deal to unveil young Molde striker David Datro Fofana (20) as our player soon. If we sign Roque, our centre-forward department will have added depth to the youth sides.

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As much as spending money on the future is great and sustainable in due course of time, we need signings of players who are ready to deliver now. This team needs help if they are to finish in the top four this season. Making the future secure is only great if the current is also looked at nicely.