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Graham Potter makes Andrey Santos decision ahead of Chelsea return from Brazil duty



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Graham Potter has made a decision on Andrey Santos ahead of his return to Chelsea after being away with the Under-20’s Brazilian national team, according to reports.

The Blues completed the signing of the Brazilian midfielder early on in the January transfer window from Vasco de Gama.

A fee of £18 million was agreed for the wonderkid who agreed to long-term deal at Stamford Bridge to add yet more talent to Chelsea’s young core.

Santos was the third of seven additions the west London side have made this month, joining up with the likes of Benoit Badiashile, Mykhailo Mudryk and Joao Felix.

There could be another name added to that list soon, with the club confident of Enzo Fernandez completing a move from Benfica to the capital.

Should the Blues complete signing of the 22-year-old sensation, there may be a chance to see the two South Americans linking up in the middle of the park very soon.

As reported by UOL Sporte, Chelsea are actively working on obtaining Santos’ work permit as they plan to use him in the second half of the season.

The Blues have been impressed by his displays in the Under-20 South American Championship for Brazil and feel he could play a role in helping them this campaign.

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Santos has been superb for his nation so far in the tournament, scoring three times in three games against Peru, Argentina and Colombia.

Potter will be hoping to utilise his ability as the west London side look to improve upon what has been an extremely poor season so far.

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Currently, Chelsea sit in tenth in the Premier League and are ten points adrift from the much sought after Champions League spots.

With the influx of young talent that has arrived in this window, including Santos, they could hold the key to success for the Blues who have looked shy of confidence and belief this season.