Date: 29th July 2015 at 9:05am
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From: Atletico Paranaense
To: Chelsea
Fee: £880,000

Why have Chelsea signed him?

One for the future, Nathan will not feature in Chelsea’s starting eleven anytime soon after departing to feeder club Vitesse for the season. Jose Mourinho has got the deal done early to save forking out in a few years time when he will be starting to reach his full potential. A set of loan spells seem likely for the youngster as he lacks the strength and clinical finishing needed to cut it as a current top flight attacking midfielder. His Brazilian style of play is similar to that of Oscar and he looks like a successor to the Blues’ number 8.

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Will he be a good capture?

The Chelsea scouting team must have spotted something promising in the 19-year-old. At the moment Nathan’s primary attribute is pace. He is lightning fast, quick of the mark and a nightmare for defenders. Despite not yet scoring at club level, the winger netted five goals in five matches during the Under-17 World Cup in 2013. Those statistics suggest that there is an underlying potential to become a world-class goalscoring midfielder, just like Eden Hazard. His samba style of play needs maturing but Nathan definitely has the potential to take the Premier League by storm in years to come. However, at Chelsea, he could make it or he, like many talents before him, could be sold on for a tasty profit.

 
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