Report: Chelsea keen on signing "fantastic" 21-year-old attacker

Report: Chelsea keen to sign 'fantastic' 21-year-old attacker who's been incredible in the CL this season

Chelsea are reportedly interested in Ajax winger Antony, who’s got plenty of admirers from the Premier League.

According to 90min, the Blues are “keen” on the 21-year-old from Dutch giants Ajax.

It is understood the Brazilian attacker would like a move to English football for the first time in is career, but Chelsea could end up facing competition for his signature.

The report states Liverpool maintain interest in him after a long-term scouting mission. Manchester City and Manchester United are named as potential suitors, too.

Antony, previously described as “fantastic” by Ajax manager Erik ten Hag, is a really exciting young talent.

The right-winger’s been dynamite so far in this season’s Champions League, scoring two goals and setting up four assists in the group stages. Up next, his side play against Benfica next week in the last-16 of Europe’s elite club competition.

He’s now up to 11 goals and eight assists across all competitions this campaign, so is already making a big impact in Amsterdam at a young age.

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Chelsea should persevere with Ziyech

In theory, Antony is just a younger version of Ziyech still in the infancy of his career.

Ziyech, 28, was ripping it up for Ajax before his transfer to Chelsea back in 2020.

He’s a left-footed winger that prefers to cut infield from the right, similarly to Antony, but Blues supporters are still waiting to see the best of him at Stamford Bridge.

There are signs in the last few performances that Ziyech is really starting to impact Thomas Tuchel’s XI on a more consistent basis.

It doesn’t look like Antony would make sense as a transfer target unless Ziyech endures a horrid second half of the season.

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.