Chelsea among Premier League clubs that enquired about Matheus Reis
According to Calciomercato.it, Chelsea have inquired about Fluminense’s highly-regarded youngster Matheus Reis, who is making waves at the Brazilian club at just 16. The teenager’s performance has grabbed the attention of many European clubs, with the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, and Manchester City inquiring about the striker.
Despite being born in Mexico, the striker moved to Brazil, where he began his football career, and his quick ascendance saw him get a senior team call-up from Fluminense. Though he has yet to make his debut for them,
However, his rapid development shows how much he has matured, and many foreign clubs are already taking notice of him. If he keeps up his explosive improvement, a transfer to a major club may be in the works.
Chelsea have always been the club that is keen on acquiring such young talents since the arrival of Todd Boehly. They signed statements with such Brazilian youngsters when they acquired Andrey Santos, Angelo Gabriel, and David Washington.
Matheus has represented the U17 Brazil team, and their football federations are also pushing for the youngsters to continue playing for the national team. Fluminense are aware of the interests of other clubs, and the teenager has a €50 million release clause, which shouldn’t be a hindrance for such Premier League giants.
Under Bohely, Chelsea hasn’t hesitated to spend a lot of money on young, gifted players. Now that Matheus is another exceptional young player about whom the Blues have inquired, it’s clear they may make a move if he keeps up his impressive play. Even so, other clubs will be competing with us, so it will be interesting to watch how things work out.
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Since he is only 16 years old, we still have a long way to go before we sign him and allow him time to grow there. The Blues will undoubtedly be monitoring how he performs, and then we’ll find out if the team decides to pursue him.