Nathan signs Chelsea contract, Brazil under-20 midfielder announces

Brazilian midfielder Nathan has signed a deal to join Chelsea, the 19-year-old announced on Monday night.

Nathan posted photos of himself at Chelsea's training ground, including one of him putting pen to paper on a contract, though the Blues have yet to announce the deal.

"A dream is coming true! First of all I want to thank God for always lighting my way, my dad who always believed in my talent and was a real warrior while helping me to reach my goals, my family and friends who always supported me," Nathan wrote on Instagram.

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Nathan drew attention with his play for Brazilan club Atletico Paranaense, and has also played for his native country's under-20 squad.

Multiple outlets valued the transfer at £4.5 million, though Nathan's work permit will still need to be approved by the Home Office.

The attacking midfielder continued: "And I am also thankful to Club Atletico Paranaense, which was part of this journey and where I played for 6 years of my career. Thank you Chelsea for trusting in me, I will do my best to support my team on reaching new achievements. We are all blue."

Nathan would join fellow Brazilians Oscar, Ramires, Willian and Filipe Luis on Chelsea's squad.