Chelsea Signs Angelo
Chelsea FC has completed a documents for signing of Angelo.
The 2004 talent joins Chelsea from Santos, Brazil.
Deal done for €15m, medical will be on Wednesday and then he’ll travel to USA.
Ângelo Gabriel Borges Damaceno, known as Ângelo Gabriel or simply Ângelo, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Chelsea as a forward. Wikipedia
Born: December 21, 2004 (age 18 years), Brasília, Federal District, Brazil
Current team: Santos FC (#11 / Forward)
Height: 1.73 m
The Big Break
Angelo made swift progress through Santos’ youth ranks and was deemed to be ready for first-team action well ahead of schedule – making his bow on Brazilian football’s biggest stage.
In October 2020, aged just 15 years and 308 days, the attacker was handed his debut away at Fluminense at Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Maracana Stadium.
Coming off the bench for the final 30 minutes, he became the youngest player in the history of the national championship, surpassing the record set by Santos and footballing icon Pele.
For context, Neymar hadn’t made his Santos debut until after his 17th birthday.
How it’s going
Angelo would break another record in April 2021, becoming the youngest goalscorer in the history of the Copa Libertadores aged 16 years and 105 days, courtesy of a tap-in against San Lorenzo.
Now, still only 18 years of age, Angelo has made 129 appearances for Santos and represented Brazil up to Under-20 level, although things haven’t necessarily gone to plan.
That is reflected in his stats: in those 129 appearances he has made a modest contribution of five goals and 10 assists – although, of course, statistics do not tell the whole story.