Chelsea are set to complete the transfer of Brazil international Robert Kenedy after the Blues have successfully secured a work permit for the young star, according to the Daily Mail.
The 19-year old star has been training with Chelsea this summer but the deal was not finalized due to inability of the Blues to get a work permit for the young star, even though a fee of £6.3 million had been agreed on with fluninense.
He was part of Chelsea‘s pre-season squad and Mourinho started the young starlet in the game against Barcelona but was later substituted by fellow compatriot Willian at half time.
The Blues boss Jose Mourinho is keen on keeping the young star as part of his squad this season after fans had expected the player to be sent out on loan to Vitesse Amham to gain more playing time and experience. The boss was quoted fews weeks back as saying:
“We bought Kenedy because we believe in him. He’s a very young kid that we believe a lot in, hopefully,”
“We have conditions to get him a work permit because we want him. We don’t want him to go out on loan, I think we have what the rules demand to get him a permit.
“He was in pre-season with us without the documents so he couldn’t play the first two matches for us.
“Against Barcelona he had the chance to do it and even if it was a friendly I think it was the best debut for a kid, to play against the best team.
“It was a great night for the kid and a great experience.” said chelsea boss.
Now that the Stamford Bridge outfit have gotten a work permit for the Brazilan, we hope he will be given a chance to prove himself with the senior team this season.