Chelsea joins in the interest of ‘Franza’

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Chelsea have jumped to Crystal Palace in their interest in Flamengo attacking midfielder Matheus Franza, according to The Athletic.

Of the 19-year-old star and sees him as the main target for replacing Wilfried Zaha. If he chooses not to renew his contract with the club. Staying with the team,

Franca enjoyed something of a breakthrough year in 2022. Scoring six goals in 24 games across all competitions as his Flamengo side won the Copa Libertadores and Copa do Brasil.

He has struggled to match those performances this season and scored just once in nine Serie A appearances. But the Brazil Under 20 star remains one of the highest rated young players in his home country.

Franca would have a better chance of regular football at Selhurst Park next season give the uncertainty surrounding Wilfried Zaha’s future. ทางเข้า ufabet

Franza made her debut for Flamengo in 2021 and has now made 59 appearances, scoring 19 goals. With

Franza an attacking midfielder but also able to play on the right wing. The Blues are also interested in a similar profile like Lyon’s Rayan Cherki.

The signing of Franza will fit in with Chelsea and Palace’s transfer plans, which focus on young players with high resale value. Chelsea, under Todd Bohly and Clearlake Capital, turned to the South American market following the signings of Andrey Santos and Kendy Paez, and they have already made offers for Angelo Gabriel