Nathan joins Chelsea: Blues confirm signing of Brazilian teenager from Atletico Paranaense

The 19-year-old joins for an undisclosed fee

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Chelsea have announced the signing of Brazilian teenager Nathan from Atletico Paranaense after the 19-year-old agreed a medical at Stamford Bridge.

Nathan has earned a reputation as an attacking midfielder with an eye for goal and impressive pace, claims the Chelsea website.

"I am very happy to be joining Chelsea, the champions of England, and I hope I will be able to learn a lot and develop my game," said Nathan.

Nathan, full name Nathan Allan de Souza, has represented Brazil at Under-17 and Under-20 level. He scored five goals in five games at the Under-17 World Cup in 2013 before being named in the team of the tournament.

He will join the club on 1 July after passing a medical and agreeing terms. The fee is reported to be around £4.5million.