Chelsea are on the verge of signing Brazilian wonderkid Robert Kenedy from Liga do Brazil club Fluminese who have confirmed the signing.
It is reported that Fluminese have sanctioned a deal for the young striker and we may see him with the Premier League champions Chelsea next season.
Fluminense have sold Kennedy to an investment group, who in turn will sell him to Chelsea this summer. In South America, third party system is a common phenomenon, and it is indeed a complicated process, but that’s how it works there.
The economic rights of the player are now split between Fluminense, BMG bank and the player’s agent. The deal is struck at $10m, where Fluminese will get around 55% of the share, just over half of the transfer fee.
Kenedy joined the first team in 2013 and became a key member of the side. He couldn’t join the Under 20 World Cup because he underwent an appendicitisoperation. Barcelona were also thought to be interested in the player, but it seems he is heading towards Chelsea this summer.
The 19 years old has featured for Fluminese in 40 games. For Brazil under 16 squad he played 13 matches and scored 6 goals. He has also appeared for Brazil under 20 side seven times.
Chelsea has a very good striker line with Diego Costa, Loic Remy and veteran Didier Drogba and has signed Colombian striker Ramadel Falcao recently.
It will be a tough for him to break into the first team and is likely to go out on loan for the next season if the transfer happens. Chelsea has a reputation of sending their youngstars out on loan and Kenedy is likely to be part of that that loan system too.
Here is a video of the worderkid:
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