CHELSEA are set to sign Norwich wonderkid Alex Matos on a free transfer.
But fans all said the same thing in response to the possible deal.
As reported by Fabrizio Romano, the Blues are closing in on securing a contract for Matos.
The versatile 18-year-old winger and midfielder, born in 2004, can join for nothing – although some add-ons are expected.
At Chelsea, the Englishman will link up with Jim Fraser’s project to build a strong Under-21s team.
Head of youth development and recruitment Fraser identified Matos as the perfect candidate with bags of potential.
But supporters are convinced he will fall into the trap of plenty of other Chelsea youth stars over the years.
One said: “Why are these kids joining Chelsea, zero pathway, just stocking piling talent. At this point will they even get consistent game time at youth-team level?”
Another wrote: “Why do kids sign for Chelsea. No chance ever of progressing. Out on loans to Darlington in 6 months. One day kids will learn.”
And a third added: “Suspect we will never hear from him again. So sad these young lads’ heads are turned.”
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Matos started out at Luton before switching to Norwich at U12s level.
He has progressed through the ranks, featuring for the U18s as a schoolboy and signing a scholarship at Carrow Road in 2021.
This season, he has racked up an impressive three assists in 13 appearances for the Canaries in the Premier League 2.
At international level, he has appeared for England U15s.
Matos would link up with Jimmy-Jay Morgan in the Chelsea academy.
The striker turned down the advances of Manchester City and Arsenal to join Chelsea from Southampton for £6million in February.
Within weeks of joining the Blues, though, Morgan flew out to Los Angeles to have surgery on a knee problem found during his medical.