Chelsea’s Andrey Santos wins U20 CONMEBOL title with Brazil

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New Chelsea signing Andrey Santos has won the Under-20 CONMEBOL title with Brazil, finishing the tournament as the top scorer.

The 18-year old midfielder signed for Chelsea from Vasco da Gama at the start of January amid strong interest from Newcastle United and Real Madrid, securing his signature for £18million.

Upon his signing he travelled to Colombia with his nation to compete in the tournament, with the Selecao going through the tournament unbeaten, playing nine, winning seven and drawing two, overcoming Uruguay 2-0 in the final.

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Santos played every game as he captained his side, finishing as the tournament’s joint top scorer with six goals, including one in the final.

Chelsea will be hoping to secure a long-awaited work permit for the teenager, with Potter keen on integrating him into the current Chelsea side as soon as possible.

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