Angelo Gabriel: Why Chelsea are spending £13m on the Santos wonderkid who has earned Neymar and Pele comparisons

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The Santos talent factory is showing no signs of running out of steam. The latest prodigious starlet to step off the conveyor belt? Eighteen-year-old Angelo Gabriel - already an established first-team regular with the Peixe.

A precocious winger, Angelo is well ahead of schedule having risen swiftly through the ranks at Santos - although he hasn't always found the going easy. But with his first-team debut already three years since, he feels ready to follow in the footsteps of the likes of famed Santos products Neymar, Rodrygo and Alex Sandro by crossing the Atlantic to forge a career in Europe.

Though Barcelona had the option to sign him, GOAL has confirmed that a move to Chelsea beckons, with the Blues committing to spend €15 million (£13m/$16m) to secure his services and add him to their burgeoning ranks of talented youngsters, following the captures of Kendry Paez, Andrey Santos and Cesare Casadei in recent times - to name but a few.

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