Rafaela striker Matias Godoy says he is delighted that Chelsea have been tracking his progress. The 17-year-old impressed for Argentina during the Under 17 World Cup earlier this month.
The teenager scored three goals and contributed one assist in four appearances before his side were knocked out at the last 16 stage by Paraguay, and when asked about his future recently, the player replied:
“The fact that Chelsea is following me is a little moving and I take it in the best way possible but must continue to work, I am full of pride. Me and my family have made a very big sacrifice to get here. Already being in the National Team is a great pride for me.”
Some reports suggest that Chelsea have already offered £3m for the youngster, but with their transfer ban remaining in place for the time being, they are at a disadvantage when it comes to securing the forward’s signature.
Both AC Milan and Inter Milan are also believed to be scouting Godoy, and it remains to be seen if the two Italian clubs will make their move in the January transfer window.
Chelsea have appealed their ban to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, and a decision will be made on whether to lift the embargo later this month.