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Wallace wants Copa Libertadores win before Chelsea move


Fluminense full-back Wallace is hoping to secure a Copa Libertadores title with the club before his scheduled €8.6 million move to Chelsea in the summer transfer window.

Wallace, 18, has already secured a state championship and Brasileirão title in his 18 months at first-team level and hopes that he can add a continental crown before heading for Europe.

The player had confirmed on Thursday that the deal had been completed, after initial reports broke earlier in the month but were not corroborated by either party.

“I was very happy when I received the Chelsea news,” the right-back told Globo Esporte. My agent called me and told me that I would sign the contract—when I saw the pile of paper I was sure it was true!

“I always believed that one day I would go to Chelsea, who already owned 40% of my economic rights after the signing of Deco. But, I had to work hard to achieve this dream.

“I participated in the conquest of two major titles and, God willing, next year we will win the Libertadores. If we do, then I can leave Fluminense happy.”

Wallace will first take part in the Under-20 South American championship next January, having been named in the provisional Brazil squad earlier this week, before setting his mind to challenges ahead with Fluminense.


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