Taison could join growing number of Brazilians at Stamford Bridge.
Metalist Kharkiv attacking midfielder Taison has revealed he has spoken to Chelsea after being linked with a January move and would welcome a reunion with former team-mate Oscar.
The Brazilian is closing on a move to Stamford Bridge after impressing for Metalist, who will play Newcastle United in the Europa League last 32, since his move there two-and-a-half years ago.
He joined the Ukrainian club from Internacional, where he played alongside Chelsea’s Oscar.
Taison says he recently visited Stamford Bridge and has spoken to owner Roman Abramovich over a potential move.
‘I went to England (some weeks ago) just to take a look. I talked to the president,’ he told Diario Popular.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
Chelsea’s burgeoning Brazilian contingent could be set to grow this month, with the news that Taison has already visited the West London club’s training ground, ahead of a potential January switch.
The Blues already have David Luiz, Oscar, Lucas Piazon and Ramires on their books and Portuguese will rapidly become the language of choice at the Bridge if Taison joins his compatriots.
The tricky winger has impressive for Ukrainian outfit Metalist since moving from Internacional and would surely jump at the chance to significantly increase his pay-packet and again link-up with Oscar, who he played with an Internacional.
The winger’s agent has also refused to rule out a January switch to Stamford Bridge but it would be a strange move given the amount of talent Chelsea boast in wide areas.
The Londoners have looked impressive when the triumvirate of Oscar, Eden Hazard and Juan Mata have played behind a central striker and although Taison can play up-front, his goal-scoring record, just 17 in around 60 matches for Metalist, suggests he is better deployed as a creator, rather than a finisher.
His arrival at Chelsea would surely signal the end for Frank Lampard, who has been linked with LA Galaxy and QPR, but, like the veteran English midfielder, it’s tricky to see Taison making the Blues’ first-team when surrounding by such talented teammates.
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