Exciting new Chelsea signing ‘GOING TO BE A GENIUS’ – fans told!

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Brazilian superstar Neymar has opened up and claimed that new CHELSEA signing Estevao Willian is going to be a genius of the game.

Estevao has made just 22 senior appearances for Palmeiras but is quickly making an impact in his homeland and that prompted the club to swoop in and bring him to the Premier League, although he will not be arriving until next season.

The announcement came after reports over the weekend about a transfer potentially worth as much as £52m with the Brazilian club being struck. Estevao is has reportedly signed a nine-year contract until 2033 with the club.

Neymar was asked in a recent interview with TNT which player among Brazil’s current generation of young stars made him the most excited, and he picked out Willian – who has been labelled Messinho by his followers.

Explaining his choice, Neymar added: ”He is a great talent that is emerging in Brazilian football today. I think he’s going to be a genius.’

It comes after World Cup winner Branco predicted that Estevao could take the World Cup by storm in 2026: ‘It’s been a long time since we’ve had these kids there and Brazil has a spectacular generation,’ Branco told Canal WAMO.

‘Brazil for 2026 will arrive very strong, they’ll arrive with strength, speed and quality.

‘Estevao, for me, with all due respect to the others, this is something serious, something that I’ve never said and I’m going to say – since Neymar, he is the greatest player I’ve seen born in Brazil.

‘This is my opinion, you’ve seen him close, you know. This is Brazil, they’re all spectacular but this boy, his ceiling is a bit higher.’

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