Matheus Franca: The £21m Flamengo talent following in Vinicius Jr's footsteps who could become Chelsea's next wonderkid

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Following the captures of Andrey Santos, Kendry Paez and Cesare Casadei, among plenty of others, Matheus Franca is the latest young talent to move across Chelsea's radar. Like Vinicius Junior before him, the 19-year-old enjoyed a meteoric rise through Flamengo's youth ranks, and although he still isn't even a guaranteed starter for the Rio de Janeiro-based side, a move across the Atlantic beckons.

A bustling attacking midfielder who has all the attributes to become a creative force between the lines, Franca has caught the eye of the likes of Real Madrid and Manchester City since making his first-team bow aged just 17.

However, while a number of Premier League clubs are sniffing around, it is once again Chelsea who appear primed to snap up one of the brightest young talents to come out of Brazil in recent times, with a deal for Santos' Angelo Gabriel also close.

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