DONE DEAL: Chelsea Completed The Signing of Portugal Talent Diego Moreira and Alex Matos

Chelsea’s ambitious transfer window shows no signs of slowing down as they announce the signings of two young players, Diego Moreira and Alex Matos. The Portuguese U21 winger, Moreira, joins from Benfica, while versatile attacker, Matos, arrives from Norwich City.

This follows the recent signings of senior forwards, Christopher Nkunku and Nicolas Jackson, as the club looks to bounce back from their disappointing 2022/23 season. With Mauricio Pochettino taking charge, Chelsea aims to significantly improve its performance on the field.

Diego Moreira, who comes from a football family background with his father, Almani, having played for Boavista and Partizan Belgrade, as well as representing Guinea-Bissau internationally, played a crucial role in Benfica’s UEFA Youth League triumph in the 2021/22 season. He also earned one first-team appearance for the Portuguese giants.

Alex Matos, on the other hand, made his breakthrough in Norwich City’s U21 team last season, impressing with three goals in the Premier League 2 competition, which features the top academies in English football.

According to a report by, the signings of Moreira and Matos come as Chelsea parts ways with around a dozen young players on the first day of the new financial year in football.

While Moreira and Matos are considered talents for the future, given Chelsea’s frequent rotation of young players, it wouldn’t be surprising if they don’t feature in the first team. However, players like Trevoh Chalobah, Armando Broja, and 19-year-old Lewis Hall have managed to break into the senior squad in recent years, proving that opportunities exist for promising youngsters.

Mauricio Pochettino has a track record of providing opportunities to young players, and it is believed that he has big plans to do the same at Chelsea. After a year without a managerial role following his departure from Paris Saint-Germain, Pochettino officially takes charge as head coach of Chelsea today.

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