Chelsea are reportedly interested in a potential transfer move for 18-year-old Norwegian wonderkid Antonio Nusa wonderkid, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano.
Nusa currently plays for Club Brugge in the Jupiler Pro League – he has made 26 league appearances for Blauw-Zwart so far, scoring two goals and registering two assists along the way.
This season, he has played four games for Brugge, with a goal and an assist to his name. He is improving on a game-by-game basis – could he make the jump to Chelsea?
Speaking on his official YouTube channel, Romano said: “Chelsea plan to send a scout to Belgium on a regular basis to follow and track the progress of Antonio Nusa in the future.”
Where will Antonio Nusa fit into the squad?
Nusa is a natural left-winger – as such, it’s likely that this will be his primary role at Chelsea if the Blues can complete a transfer for him.
That is not the only role in which he is comfortable in, though. He can also play as a right-winger and as a centre-forward – being naturally right-footed, he is at his best when cutting inside and rattling off shots on goal from the half-spaces.
Which other wonderkids have Chelsea recently signed?
Todd Boehly, since purchasing Chelsea football club, has made his transfer priorities clear – he wants the Blues to sign all the best young players in the world.
Moreover – he seems to have the financial muscle to make this dream a reality. Since he took over the club, Chelsea have spent over £1 billion on transfer fees for various major talents.
This season, they have brought youngsters to the club such as Deivid Washington, Lesly Ugochukwu, Romeo Lavia, Angelo and Diego Moreira – all of whom are under the age of 20.
This strategy could pay dividends in the future, if all the players they have signed can realise their full potential – however, if they fail to materialise, the blame will have to lie solely at Boehly’s feet.
Flagrant and superfluous spending at Chelsea is not a new thing – it was something that former owner, Roman Abramovich, was keen on – but not quite to the extent that Boehly is doing it.