Chelsea join race to sign 20 year old Brazilian striker with 42 goals and 10 assists

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Chelsea have joined the race for 20 year old Brazilian striker Marcos Leonardo who is being watched closely by a number of clubs from across Europe at the Under-20 World Cup, according to 90min.


Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and Roma are all watching the 20-year-old Brazilian while there is plenty of Premier League interest as well.

West Ham, who failed with a bid in the January transfer window to sign Leonardo, remain interested in the Brazilian. Arsenal, Manchester United, Newcastle and Tottenham are all known admirers.

Leonardo, who already has over 140 senior appearances for his club, started both of Brazil’s first two group games, scoring twice in a 3-2 defeat to Italy before adding another goal in a 6-0 win over the Dominican Republic.

Leonardo has racked up 42 goals and ten assists for Santos, with his 13 strikes last season good enough for fifth place on the Serie A scoring charts.

The 20-year-old, who cites Cristiano Ronaldo as his idol and has been compared to South American icon Sergio Aguero, is under contract in Brazil until the end of 2026.

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