Another Sad News: No Andrey Santos for Chelsea as player prepare to go back to Brazil; Here is why

Another Sad News: No Andrey Santos for Chelsea as player prepare to go back to Brazil; Here is why.

Andrey Santos England work permit was rejected for the second time again and this time he is due to go back to Brazil on a loan spell.

While we wait for Malo Gusto to recover from injury, Santos is taking the back seat at Chelsea.

The youngster had been away with the Brazilian Under-20s team who won the South American Championships but his performances in the competition weren’t taken into account, despite him captaining and top scoring for his country from defensive midfield.

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Hinting at the concern about his work permit, manager Graham Potter was asked about the new signing from Vasco da Gama at Friday’s pre-match press conference.

He said: “Santos is still in the same place. We’re looking at what the options are for him.”

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Santos missed out by just one point again on his application but playing in Brazil’s top-flight for a Copa Libertadores team would add at least three points to his third attempt to secure the right to play in England.

Meanwhile, Chelsea’s fellow new signing Malo Gusto has been at Cobham this week after suffering a hamstring injury on loan at Lyon

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He is getting treatment in the building and meeting the staff, ahead of moving over to the UK in the summer.

“Malo is here to help with his rehab, the club made that decision,” he added. “But it’s nice to meet him and nice to see him in person around the building. But we’re just trying to help him get back fit.”

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