Chelsea’s interim manager Guus Hiddink, looks set to complete the signing of long term target, Alex Teixeira. The attacker who is currently on holidays at Brazil has been linked with a January move to Chelsea, but it has now been reported that the Blues are now close to sealing a move for the 26-year old Brazilian.
According to Fichajales, Chelsea should be thankful to Teixeira’s former Shaktar teammate, Willian and fellow Brazilian, Oscar. The report claims that the Chelsea duo were instrumental in convincing the Shaktar man to agree a deal to move to Stamford Bridge.
The report claims that Teixeira’s close relationship with Willian and Oscar is the big reason behind his willingness to join the London side and an official announce could be made before the end of this week. All three are Brazilians with Teixeira and Willians formerly teammates at Shaktar. Willian has arguably been Chelsea’s lone shining light this season and once again was on target during Chelsea’s weekend win at Crystal Palace.
Shaktar manager, Mircea Lucsecu has previously given a hint on the player’s move, He said ” Alex is now worth more than €40 million ,but I think by the end of the season, were he to continue his performances, his value is €50 million”.
Texeira has also revealed Chelsea’s interests and has suggested a possible move to Stamford Bridge “am glad to hear a club like Chelsea is interested on me, it would be important to play in a tournament such as the premier league. And better yet if it comes in January, am welcoming a new challenge”.
The impressive attacker joined Shaktar from Vasco Da Gama in 2010 and has been overly impeccable. The Shaktar man has netted 22goals in just 15matches and follows up the amazing record with 5 assists all just in the league alone. The player has been handed a more advance role this term owing to the departure of Luiz Adriano to AC Milan.