Nathan de Souza has been on the verge of a move to Chelsea for quite a while now, but on Monday, it finally seems like this saga is ending. Nathan apparently put pen to paper on his first contract with the Premier League champions, and posted the following to his Instagram page:
"A dream is coming true! First of all I want to thank God for always lighting my way, my dad who always believed in my talent and was a real warrior while helping me to reach my goals, my family and friends who always supported me... And I am also thankful to Club Atletico Paranaense, which was part of this journey and where I played for 6 years of my career. Thank you Chelsea for trusting in me, I will do my best to support my team on reaching new achievements. WE ARE ALL BLUE :blue_heart::soccer:"
Nathan's rumored price tag is just £4.5 million, which would seem to be a good bit of business for the club. Unfortunately, though, that smallish price tag does not ensure that the player will be granted a work permit, so it's now a matter of where Nathan will spend his first season in Europe on loan.
That first loan spell is a matter for another day, however. For now, let's just be excited that Chelsea continue to target the top young talents they can find, and seem to be doing enough for their development to keep more of them dreaming of wearing blue. Welcome to Chelsea, Nathan.