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Chelsea Signs £4.5m Brazilian Starlet Nathan

Chelsea Signs £4.5m Brazilian Starlet Nathan

Chelsea confirmed the signing of highly-rated Brazilian teenager Nathan from Atletico Paranaense on Thursday, FIFA.com reports.

The newly crowned Premier League champions have moved quickly to bolster their squad for next season and the 19-year-old attacking midfielder will officially move to Stamford Bridge on 1 July.

Nathan, who flew to England for his medical last month, is reported to have cost Jose Mourinho's side £4.5million and he will join fellow Brazilians Ramires, Willian, Oscar and Filipe Luis at the west London club. The Blues also have young Brazilians Wallace and Lucas Piazon currently out on loan.

"I am very happy to be joining Chelsea, the champions of England, and I hope I will be able to learn a lot and develop my game," Nathan told Chelsea's website.

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The teenager, whose full name is Nathan Allan de Souza, impressed Chelsea scouts while representing Brazil at U-17 and U-20 levels and scored five goals in five games at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2013.

In a message posted on his Instagram page, Nathan added: "A dream is coming true! Thank you Chelsea for trusting in me, I will do my best to support my team on reaching new achievements."

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