Neymar claims new Chelsea player will be a "Genius"
Blogs

Neymar claims new Chelsea player will be a "Genius"

24/06/24 06:44

Neymar has selected the player he thinks is the most exciting to come out of a new Brazilian generation.

"I think Estêvão (Willian) of Palmeiras is a big talent that is surging in Brazilian football," said Neymar, the former Ballon d'Or nominee.

"I think he will be a genius."

Estêvão is currently just 17 years old, but has already been signed by Chelsea for a fee of £51 million.

Considering Neymar was asked "Which talent of this new generation excites you the most?", and he selected Estêvão, is high praise from a Brazilian football legend.

The youngster offers many similarites in play-style to when Neymar was at Santos early on in his career. The unique style of dribbling coupled with excellent innovation could be a site to behold at Stamford Bridge in a few years time.

Estêvão will join Chelsea in the summer of 2025, as he continues to develop as a promising young attacker at Palmeiras.

Benji Kosartiyer
Journalist
Ashley Adamson-Edwards

Writer

Videos

See more
How LOYAL are Crystal Palace fans?
Find out how Palace's supporters rank their own players against the world's best
Football Tic Tac Toe | WHO will win?
Find out who is victorious in this week's edition of Tic Tac Toe
Football Imposter | WHO is not telling the TRUTH?!
Who will be victorious and avoid the blame in this week's episode

Join our newsletter

Become a part of our community and never miss an update from Football Park.