Premier League Star Urged Chelsea New Signing To Reject Move

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After Chelsea confirmed their signing of Fulham center-back Tosin Adarbayo earlier this month, the Blues are ready to sign the Brazilian sensation Pedro Lima from Sport Recife. The Blues have spent a whopping 747 million on the transfer window last season to bring new faces. Now they are ready to bring new young faces in the summer transfer window. Although this is Chelsea’s second season signing, the Brazilian won’t be joining Enzo Maresca’s squad immediately.

Pedro Lima’s Future

According to Romano, Pedro Lima’s deal will be done via BlueCo side Strasbourg with a transfer fee of 7M and 3.5 M add-ons. BlueCo is a consortium that has the ownership of Premier League giant Chelsea, and French club Rc Strasbourg Alsace. Pedro Lima will join Strasbourg in the summer when he will turn 18 on July 1. But there is no doubt that Lima will join Chelsea in the future. The Blues previously loaned two Brazilian youngsters Angelo Gabriel and Andrey Santos to Strasbourg. It looks like Lima will also follow the same path when he joins Strasbourg in the summer. The Blues believed Lima would get the experience of European football before joining Chelsea in the future. The 17-year-old made 26 appearances for Sport Recife last season and bagged two goals.

Matheus Cunha’s Statement on Lima’s Transfer

But Pedro Lima’s fellow countryman Matheus Cunha of Wolves isn’t happy about the 17-year-old’s decision. Matheus Cunha joined the premier league side Wolves on a loan in January 2023 from Atletico Madrid, before completing a permanent move at the end of the season with a transfer fee of 44M. Cunha wanted Lima to join the Wolves instead of Chelsea in the summer and tried to convince him to reject the offer from the Blues.

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Matheus Cunha told to Globo Esporte,

Pedro Lima is a talent, he has a bright future. He is from Paraiba who comes to Recife and has a very similar story to me. I wish him the best.

I wanted him to be playing with me because I think Wolves were also interested. But he made his decision, Chelsea is a great club and I hope he plays and I hope to play against him often.

We can talk a little on the field, try to exchange shirts, but of course, wishing him all the best, he is a boy who deserves it, who fought for it, and thank God it started. May it be a bright future for him.”

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