Fabrizio Romano confirms Chelsea's €65m agreement for Real Madrid target


Real Madrid have a fantastic track record in recent years when it comes developing Brazilian talents. Vinicius Junior has developed into a Ballon d'Or-level player. Rodrygo is a regular starter in Carlo Ancelotti's side as well as they challenge for the club's fifteenth Champions League title and have already clinched the league. Even Eder Militao was somewhat of a raw talent when he arrived in Spain but is considered a world-class defender today.

Endrick is another Brazilian wonderkid who will be arriving at Real Madrid in the summer. And there were reports that the club had their eyes on one of his teammates too, Estevao.

Estevao is considered by many in Brazil as an even bigger talent than Endrick. Unfortunately for Real Madrid, he is headed to London.

As tweeted by Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea have reached a verbal agreement to sign Estevao. Palmeiras are ready to accept final bid worth €40m plus €25m add-ons. Personal terms had already been agreed.

Fabrizio Romano confirms Chelsea's €65m agreement for Real Madrid target

It has also been suggested that Chelsea do not plan to send Estevao out on loan when he arrives in 2025. He will be seen as part of the first-team picture from the get-go as the Blues consider him to be a special talent.

And a special talent he does seem to be. Estevao has earned the nickname 'Messinho' in his homeland but his playing time seems to be more similar to Neymar.

Of course, there are a lot of areas where he can still improve but the potential is there for him to be one of the best players in the world someday. He might have been perfect for Real Madrid.

But then, Real Madrid already have Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo while Kylian Mbappe looks set to arrive in the summer as well. They also have players like Brahim Diaz and Arda Guler.