Chelsea have entered the race for highly-rated South American ace

January 14, 2018

It seems that for Gustavo Viera, Chelsea Liverpool and have been seduced for a very long time by his talent, claimed by Dello Sport.

The two Premier League giants are said to be following the young Uruguayan’s progress alongside Juventus, hence the mention in the Italian newspaper, who could have an advantage.

The reason why Max Allegri could have a better shot than both Jürgen Klopp and Antonio Conte at bringing in the 16-year-old is the long history the Serie A side has with Uruguayan players, the latest of whom happens to be a certain Rodrigo Bentancur.

Currently playing for Liverpool FC Montevideo in his native Uruguay, it’s easy to see why Liverpool and Chelsea are after him, already making ten appearances for his club’s first-team prior to his 17th birthday.

The problem here is that even if the Reds or the Blues wanted to bring Viera to Anfield or Stamford Bridge now, they can’t, as young South American players cannot register for a team outside of their country before they turn 18.

So, in his case, that means he can’t move to Europe until at least January 2019.