Key stats and details on Chelsea’s transfer window target

Willian Estevao has been linked to Chelsea and with The Blues looking to sign the Brazilian, here are some facts and stats about the young player.

Following initial reports of Chelsea making final moves to complete the signing of Willian Estevao in the June 2024 transfer window, questions as to who he is and what his football statistics (stats) say have been raised amongst fans around the world.

Willian Estevao Chelsea transfer news

The recent Chelsea transfer news indicates that Estevao Willian is on the verge of finalizing his transfer to Chelsea after successfully passing a medical examination. The 17-year-old underwent medical tests in Brazil over the weekend and is poised to transfer from Palmeiras to Chelsea for an initial fee of £29.5 million. The total cost of the deal could exceed £51 million. If the full amount is reached, Estevao will become the most expensive teenage signing from South America in history.

Who is Willian Estevao?

Willian Estevao was born in France, Brazil, he was born on April 24, 2007. He started his youth career with the academy of Cruzeiro in 2017. At the age of 10, he signed a professional contract with Nike in 2018, making the Brazilian, the youngest Brazilian player to sign with the company, surpassing the Real Madrid and Brazil star Rodrygo.

Willian admires Lionel Messi and considers him his idol due to their similar style of play, electrifying dribbling, and pace. He was affectionately given the nickname “messinho” as a tribute to Messi.

Willian Estevao’s football stats

On May 6, 2021, the Brazilian joined the youth academy of Palmeiras by signing a trainee contract. During his time there, he contributed to Palmeiras’ victories in the Campeonato Paulista Sub-17, Campeonato Paulista Sub-15, Copa do Brasil Sub-17, and Campeonato Brasileiro Sub-17. In the Campeonato Brasileiro Sub-17 final in October 2023, he scored a hat trick, leading his team to a 3-0 victory against Sao Paulo.

Willian returned back to Palmeiras u-20 team where he became a notable player in the competition, and a force to be reckoned with in the competition. On the 24th of April 2024, he scored his first goal for Palmeiras in their 3-1 win over Liverpool during the 2024 Copa Libertadores group stage, becoming the third player to achieve that feat following Angelo Gabriel and Endrick.

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