Chelsea COMPLETE yet another transfer as they snap up Deivid Washington after spending nearly £1BILLION | The SunAugust 25, 2023
CHELSEA have confirmed the signing of wonderkid Deivid Washington.
The Brazilian joins from Santos and has penned a sensational seven-year deal at Stamford Bridge.
Washington can play anywhere in the attack but is most often deployed as a striker.
The 18-year-old began his career at Gremio before moving to Santos in 2016.
He signed a professional contract aged just 16 and has since played nine times for the Sao Paulo-based club, scoring two goals.
He only signed a new contract in April, but Chelsea's interest has forced him away.
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French side Monaco were also keen as Santos wanted to sell to help balance their books.
Washington has joined for a reported £14.5m with an additional £2.5m coming in add-ons.
He follows his old Santos team-mate Angelo Gabriel in moving to West London this summer.
The deal will take Chelsea's spending close to the £1bn mark since Todd Boehly took over as owner.
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This summer they have spent a whopping £371m on eleven players, including huge deals worth £115m for Moises Caicedo and £56m for Christopher Nkunku.
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